Why does telling myself "it's just anxiety" make everything feel much worse?

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IWannaBeWell23
June 4th, 2018 9:32pm
Saying it's just anxiety is taking away from how debilitating it can actually be. It can seem like a great idea, taking away the power it has on you, but you're also minimizing how real the problem is. Anxiety can be a simple little stone in someones path but for others it can be the largest mountain they have to climb.
hgraff31
June 11th, 2018 2:42am
Putting a label on how you feel can sometimes be a bad thing if you think about it the wrong way. When you tell yourself “it’s just anxiety” it normally will make your brain think that there is something wrong with you. And that is clearly not the case.