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25 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Have Anxiety


Memes. In just a few short words and a funny picture, they can often perfectly describe what life is really like. While there’s nothing funny about struggling with your mental health, sometimes a little self-aware humor can go a long way in reassuring you that you’re not the only one struggling.

Sometimes humor can be used to broach a serious topic you otherwise wouldn’t know how to talk about. Sometimes, sending a relatable anxiety meme to a friend can bring a smile to their face on days when it’s hard to get out of bed. Other times, seeing a funny meme can let you know you aren’t the only one feeling this way.

Whatever your situation may be, humor can definitely be a powerful coping tool. 

If you use humor to cope with anxiety, here’s a roundup of some memes that “nail” what it’s really like to live with it:

1. When people ask, “Why are you so anxious?”

via @emotionalclub Instagram

2. When your social avoidance is on point…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

3. When you’re confronted with a simple decision you are completely capable of making…

4. Overthinking the past like…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

5. Overthinking the future like…

via @mybestiesays Instagram

6. Health anxiety, anyone?

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

7. How you feel after a long day of battling intrusive thoughts…

via @mybitchface Instagram

8. When you’re so good at hiding your anxiety that sometimes even you’re surprised you have it…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

9. Life motto…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

10. When you somehow get wrangled into hosting a party… (seriously how did this happen?)

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

11. Shout out to the friends who support you through anxiety…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

12. Mentally preparing for the anxiety of interacting with relatives over the holidays…

via @mybestiesays Instagram

13. Why making friends is hard…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

14. “How’s your week been?”

via @emotionalclub Instagram

15. Trying to fight the urge to cancel plans like…

via @mybitchface Instagram

16. #DatingWhileAnxious

 

17. When you find that special someone who understands your struggles…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

18. When your anxiety presents as anger, not fear…

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

19. When your therapist asks why you are pretending to be fine…

via @emotionalclub Instagram

20. “Do you want to come to my birthday party?”

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

21. Ideal New Year’s Eve

via @emotionalclub Instagram

22. When dogs are an important part of your recovery…

via @mybestiesays Instagram

23. Ideal weekend…

via @mybestiesays Instagram

24. When you avoid your support system…

25. To the friends who just “get it…”

via @mytherapistsays Instagram

Can you relate?


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