Anxiety is that mechanism is your brain called fear, but amplified 100 times more.
It’s that fear of judgement the moment you leave your house wondering if your going to have to talk to people you don’t know or see someone you don’t want to see.
The constant fear of the what if’s, what if this happens or what if that happens that consumes you whole.
The constant fear of having to face people wandering if they are looking at you because of the way you look or wandering if they are talking about you.
No matter how hard you try to ignore the fear it finds it way to consume you.
This is what anxiety feels like to me.