Conversations With Anxiety is a series which aims to convey what it’s like to live with anxiety. These dialogues are snapshots of the debates I have or have had with anxiety: the things we fight over, the discussions we take part in and the struggle to reason with irrationality.
Me: Let’s go for a run!
Me: It will be good for us.
Anxiety: Us? No no no, you know I hate physical activity – especially physical activity which other people can observe!
Me: Fine, you won’t like it but it will be good for me.
Anxiety: You’re trying to get rid of me aren’t you. You’re doing all of this to push me out.