50 Shades Of Subway

We went for a family dinner at our local “Subway” the other week.

A rather unusual choice for dinner, I agree. But we were driving home from a day out and I made the mistake of asking the children what they wanted to snack on… just as we were passing by.

So we went along with their enthusiastic suggestion.

My husband and the kids all ordered a footlong “Subway Melt” each.

But by the time we sat down to eat, they were completely different sandwiches.

Husband, Rob, had his on herb bread, with olives, onions, lettuce and chipotle southwest sauce.

Our eldest had Italian bread, lettuce, tomato, jalopeno and mayo.

Our youngest had his on Italian with tomatoes, cucumber and ketchup.

And as we munched our subs and compared how different the same sub could taste, it struck me.

Anxiety is just like a Subway melt.

It’s the same basic sandwich underneath…  but it can have many, many flavours.

Social anxiety

Test anxiety

Fears and Phobias

Obsessive behaviours…

General anxiety

Performance anxiety…

Toilet phobia / anxiety

And so on.

As an anxiety specialist, I’ve seen pretty much every combination of anxiety possible.

And if you suffer some form of anxiety, I want you to know one thing.

No matter how long you’ve suffered.

Or how bad it gets.

It doesn’t have to be permanent.

In fact, it’s perfectly possible for you to be totally free.

And to be able to do the things other people take for granted.

So if you are fed up with just “coping” and want to start living again.

Here is what to do next.

Heidi Woodgate

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