What Social Anxiety Really Feels Like (Video)
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What Social Anxiety Really Feels Like (Video)

"Get your phone out, look busy!"

In this video, Katie from CollegeHumor perfectly shows viewers what it is like to go out when you have major anxiety issues. She is shown trying to maneuver around a small party, with her twin, "Anxiety" who trolls her at every move, reminding her how awkward she is.

Even if you are a social butterfly, chances are, you've definitely echoed one of the phrases during a night downtown.

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What it's Like to Have Anxiety in College

...it's just there, always there.

I'm a college junior and I have anxiety.

It can be debilitating some days and it subsides on others. It came quickly and in waves, or slowly creep up on me like a change in temperature. That variation is scary and it's difficult to pair with my chaotic college lifestyle.

I want explain to people who don't have anxiety in college what it is like--and let those who do struggle with it know that they are not alone.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues on college campuses today, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Battling with anxiety of any sort can cause tasks that should be simple into nightmares. Things like introducing yourself to the class on the first day, or simply going out to dinner with friends can cause discomfort to a person with anxiety.

It's hard to explain to my friends why I want to stay in some nights and avoid dinner. It's hard show something intangible, how my heart beats fast at the thought of making conversation with someone I don't know. How I feel dizzy and sweaty at the thought of speaking up or being in a crowded room.

Or how I feel nervous sometimes, for no reason at all. That's probably the worst part.

"You don't seem nervous or awkward" is something I get a lot when I tell people that I have anxiety. That's because people with anxiety learn how to manage it over the course of their lives. I believe that people don't suffer from anxiety; they push through anxiety.

No matter how it occurs, or when it hits you, what's important to remember is that you are not alone, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. People will understand.

There is also a stigma around not only recognizing anxiety, but being medicated for it. If you have anxiety and take medicine on a daily basis to cope with it, you are not the only college student who is doing so. According to the 2014 National College Health Assessment survey, almost one in every six college students have been diagnosed with, or treated for anxiety.

The meds don't make you a zombie or change you--they can help you. They help me.

These four intense years are challenging for anyone, and having to take anxiety meds to cope with the day-to-day college routine does not mean you're weak. It means you're smart enough to realize what you need to make you healthier and happier.

Whether it is pushing through social discomfort at parties and talking to people I don't know, speaking up in class, or going to a crowded setting with my friends, I push through.Not always, but I do it now more than ever, because I have help.

I know that not everyone will understand and that's OK. But never push someone to do things they aren't comfortable with, because they could have anxiety and are pushing themselves everyday to do things that you consider simple. Be compassionate, be a calming force, and don't judge.

If you do have anxiety, remember that you are more than a stigma, you are more than a statistic. You are a warrior. Keep pushing on.

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This Dog Recognizing His Owner Will Give You The Feels

Must be allergies.

Well if this doesn't brighten up your day and put a smile on your face, you must have never been born with serotonin or you just hate being happy.

This owner narrowly avoided death after spending five long weeks in the hospital due to the flu. He shed 50 pounds, and looked nothing like he did prior to becoming ill.

Upon his return home, his dog had no idea who he was, and is noticeably scared at the appearance of what he believes to be an intruder... until he catches a sniff. Check out the amazing reaction below!

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How Life is Like a Horror Film

It really is that scary.

One of the things I look forward to as the summer comes to an end is the season that follows. Fall packs a lot of punch compared to its adjacent seasons. You get the changing colors of the leaves, cooler temperatures, the chance to change up your wardrobe, and pumpkin everything.

But what I love the most about the fall are horror movies. Not that you can't watch them any other time, but a good slasher flick just doesn't feel right when the birds are chirping and it's 96 degrees out.

Sometimes life feels eerily similar to these movies, so here's rundown of moments when reality feels more like a scene ripped straight out of Halloween.

The early morning
That moment when it all seems surreal. You're not quite sure if somebody is about to break in pull you out of your bed-induced stupor. Either way, something doesn't feel right and you can't say whether you'll make it out intact.

That early class you attend only because it's required

You signed up for this, sure, but that doesn't mean you want to be here. There are plenty of horror flicks with the same premise, my favorite being the family get-together. In this case, though, you're probably not in some creepy cabin with limited cell service.

A part-time job
Someone should really think about setting a nice psychological horror film in a fast food place. Think about it: all the necessary characters are here, and the possibilities for a wild series of events are endless. Not only that, but customer service is terrifying itself.

Job interviews
A lot of what I think makes art work is how realistic and relatable it is. Job interviews are inherently scary, especially for those of us with social anxiety who are able to find even more terror in them.

It's almost like a horror film itself, when you think about it. There's the setting, usually intended to be a calm period of time, but the lead-up ruins this. Then the interview itself can be a half-hour of sheer, unbridled fear.

At least you hope it ends with you getting out safe, as opposed to getting the chopping block.

The first day
Assuming you land the job, you may find that your first day of work begins with a lot of fear and uneasiness. This may be somewhat like a horror movie, in that you aren't sure how it's going to go. It feels like the plot may be working against you when you mix up forms and the boss gives you your first lecture.

The scene may be unfamiliar, and it may feel like a scene out of the Blair Witch Project. You might get lost walking down a hallway, and the whole plot may feel like it's against you.

But, don't worry. This is real life, so the worst that could happen would be having to find another job. More than likely you won't, but the prospect is scary enough.

Well, I've said enough. Get out there and enjoy yourself. After all, even the roughest horror film has to come to an end, right?

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This YouTuber Did a Full Face of Makeup Using No Makeup

Weird. I also feel like she'd break out like really badly after this.

YouTube beauty gurus are wild. Now, not only do they provide legitimate makeup hacks, but they also share weirdly hilarious DIYs as well.

In this video, this guru applies a full face of makeup using literally everything but makeup.

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YouTuber Makes You Think Differently About Body Image Issues

This video is amazing. Everyone needs to watch it.

In an age where social media has such a huge impact on millennials lives, and fashion ads are everywhere, it can be hard for young girls to maintain a positive image of themselves. In this video posted by well-known YouTuber Rclbeauty 101, our standards of beauty are put into a different, very real context.

Next time you beat yourself up over your eyebrows, or any other feature, think back to the message in this video.