17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

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There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety fueled by your thoughts (which is something that everyone experiences now and again). But the people who tend to feel it most intensely are those whose rapid thinking is in constant contrast to their super chill, laid back personalities. They never know when to fight or flight, everything seems like an over-reaction, and their self-angst is maxed out, because their hearts are calm and their heads are crazed, more often than they will ever admit. Here, all the things that happen when you have an anxious mind and a laid back personality.

1. You epitomize leading a life of “quiet desperation.” Half of the reason you’re anxious all the time is because you don’t naturally act or, therefore, process your emotions, and while that’s positive in some ways, it’s debilitating…

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Forget Marilyn Monroe — This Person Has The Absolute Best Quotes On Life And Love

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Paulo Coelho forever.

  • “Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.”
  • “It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory.”
  • “What hurts us is what heals us.”
  • “Only two things can reveal life’s great secrets: suffering and love.”
  • “In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. You can’t measure time the way you measure the distance between two points. ‘Time’ doesn’t pass. We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we’re always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better, about the consequences of our actions, and about why we didn’t act as we should have. Or else we think about the future, about what we’re going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await…

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