Life as a Gemini With Anxiety


Buckle your seat belt and get ready for the ride because life as a Gemini can be wild. With a Gemini, you already never know what you’re going to get, and as if the twin sign wasn’t confusing enough, mixing in anxiety only adds fuel to this already unpredictable fire. I’ve found a lot of my Gemini traits are either restrained or intensified by my anxiety, which leaves me conflicted. My anxiety often gets in the way of me living life to its fullest potential. Here are seven typical signs of a Gemini and how they are affected by my anxiety.

Adventurous

It’s said that people who have the Gemini sign live by the seat of their pants and are always ready to see and experience new things. I have a deep longing for adventure and if I stay in one place too long, I tend to get moody. But, my anxiety stops me from having any real adventures. If I’ve been cooped up inside for too long, I’ll do simple things like go for a drive or take a walk, but I’m too anxious to pursue anything more exciting. Adventure is like a bad itch I can’t scratch.

Spontaneous

As a Gemini, I never like to live the same day twice and I’m often bored with routine. But, spontaneity is not a word found in my personal vocabulary. When I do dare to take an adventure, every step is carefully calculated and completely mapped out. If something veers off course, my anxiety will kick into high gear and you can basically forget about the rest of the trip until I have time to collect myself because my mind is already gone.

Energetic

People with the Gemini sign are restless and because of their spontaneity and love for adventure, they are always on the move. I tend to have lots of energy. Unfortunately, that energy is often sucked up and used to fuel my anxious thoughts and feelings. I’m often emotionally drained daily just trying to keep up with everything I have going on in my head.

Motivated

With so much energy, we’re extremely motivated and are ready to go full force on a new idea at a moment’s notice. I’ve found that I’m extremely motivated, but my anxiety drives that trait through the roof, so much so I often crash and burn easily. I don’t exactly know how to take things in moderation, and often go all-in to get something done, despite how exhausting it may be.

Intellectual

As a Gemini, I like to know a little about a lot of topics. I love learning, but if I stay on one subject too long I can easily get bored. This actually causes a lot of anxiety because the Gemini part of me is ready to move on to the next subject, but my anxiety has me continually second guessing my knowledge.

Social

People with the Gemini sign are true social butterflies. They know how to work a room and love being the center of attention. This trait is really conflicting for me because I am not an outwardly social person. I will dread a social event and try talking myself out of it until the moment I step in the door. When I first start talking to new people, I’m very self-conscious. Sometimes my anxiety does get the best of me and I never can quite recover. There are other times though when the light switch turns on and that social Gemini comes out, but I never know when it’s going to happen.

Indecisive

Naturally, the twin sign is continually contradicting themselves and a Gemini has a hard time making a decision and sticking to it. This trait is only amplified by my anxiety. I’ve found the more anxious I get, the more indecisive I become and I often can’t even decide what to have for dinner if it isn’t already planned.

Studying my star sign has really given me a point of reference when I feel overwhelmed with anxiety. Although I don’t believe being a Gemini totally defines me, it helps me realize when I’ve let my anxiety to take the lead, and it allows me regain control.

We want to hear your story. Become a Mighty contributor here.

Thinkstock photo via busenda


Find this story helpful? Share it with someone you care about.


Related to Anxiety

The abstract blur fitness gym background at sunny day

How I Conquered My 'Gym Anxiety'

I know a lot of people struggling with anxiety can relate to how terrifying walking into a gym feels. The last thing you want is to feel as though you’re being watched, as you flail about on the treadmills and strain to get your body to move in the most awkward positions — all the while [...]
meeko cat

Why My Emotional Support Animal Is Not Simply a Cat

When most people think of treatment for a mental illness, they automatically think of the various forms of medication doctors prescribe. This is what society has taught the world to expect, that this is the only means of treatment to help “fix” those who have a mental illness. But this isn’t the case. My whole life [...]
The grange watercolor portrait of a beautiful girl

When Anxiety Makes Your Brain Your Biggest Bully

I’m constantly at war with my brain and it is exhausting to say the least. On my bad days, my brain is an all-consuming bully. It taunts me, intimidates me and engulfs my mind with “what ifs” or negative thinking that hurts me. My therapist calls it “stinking thinking” — and yes, it sure stinks. Sometimes, [...]
woman with a phone. Text reads: 32 honest facebook statuses people with anxiety want to post, but don't

32 Honest Facebook Statuses People With Anxiety Want to Post, but Don't

We often hear the phrase, “Don’t compare your behind-the-scenes to someone else’s highlight reel.” Even though we hear and understand those words, it can tempting to post only  life’s “happy moments” online. It’s sometimes easy to forget when you’re scrolling through Facebook that someone may be struggling behind the photos, statuses, funny memes and articles [...]