There is a building pressure, in my head.
It is accompanied by a dull ache, in my forehead.
It’s normally caused by anxiety.
The stress that I am not good enough.
I never feel good enough.
It happens when I have a chance to think.
When work slows down, and the cogs in my brain start whirring.
Every action, every word said, is scrutinised.
I can’t run away, the voice in my head just gets louder.
Drink water will help.
Eat something, suggests people who mean well.
I try to hold it together.
I want to hide away, but that’s not always possible.
I need to find an activity.
Give myself something to do.
And the stress, and the headache, fades away.