This part right here is what i call making a “normal face” it helps prevent my anxiety from blooming into a full anxiety attack which is harder to bring under control,
“How do I explain that the calm facade has taken me years to master. That it’s the only thing stopping a public display of anxiety, which for me is actually harmful. For me, publicly expressing my anxiety creates a positive feedback loop of making me more and more anxious, often to the brink of panic attacks.
I don’t express my anxiety outwardly because it breeds more anxiety within me.”