Phrases Which Can Mean “I’m Anxious”

Am I bothering you?

Did I do something to upset you?

I’m mentally exhausted.

I need some air.

I need some space.

I’m sorry.

(After asking for a favor) You don’t have to if you don’t want to.

There are a lot of people here.

I’m not okay.

There’s too much going on right now.

I have a headache.

My head hurts.

I can’t turn my brain off.

Can you turn off the lights tonight?

What’s wrong with me?

I’m scared of myself.

I need to go home. I’m tired.

I want company, but I don’t want to talk.

The inside of my body feels shaky.

I feel out of control.

I need a friend.

I wish someone understood me.

I have to cancel our plans.

My stomach doesn’t feel good.

I can’t eat.

But what if… [fill in the blank]?

My mind is racing.

I can’t sleep.

I can’t think.

Sorry, my leg/foot/arm/etc. shakes uncontrollably sometimes.

I’m tired.

It’s not that easy.

I’m overwhelmed.

Too much is going on at once.

[Doesn’t say anything.]

I can leave if you want.

I promise I’m not upset at you.

I need a break.

What’s the plan?

Sorry again.

I don’t want to [fill in the blank] today.

I’ll leave you alone now.

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