5. You build your life around your fears
According to Ann Kring, PhD, a professor of clinical psychology at UC Berkeley, the vast majority of people who are dealing with anxiety disorders live well without noticing they have some issues that need their immediate attention.
“For some people, they’re living their lives, and maybe they’re not going outside or they’re avoiding certain situations but they’re doing just fine,” says Kring. She continues that “it doesn’t necessarily feel like it’s interfering with their lives until all of a sudden something pops up and they’re invited to do something and they decide not to do it.”
So, if you build your life around your fears, in time, you may develop an anxiety disorder that will not allow you to live your life to the fullest.