Running away

Sydney asked 10 months ago

(This isn’t one dream since my last couple dreams have been the same idea in different situations)
I’ll be doing normal things when something goes wrong that I need/want to avoid, I’m always running away from a situation not a person. I’m always running through water, making it really hard to get anywhere and I feel hopeless and very scared I always feel like if I don’t escape in time I’ll die. I always end up exhausted making it even harder to run and I just stop and cry then I wake up.

One dream specifically was after school ended I needed to go to my after school club and I didn’t want to. I had a crowd of Teachers and students chasing me as I slowly crawled through water that felt like quicksand all while the Teachers and students yelled at me that I was doing it wrong and how pathetic I was for running so slowly. After what felt like hours of running and making absolutely no progress I collapsed and cried, waking up.

(from what I’ve read, it means I’m avoiding something in real life but I’m particularly interested about running through water and how I end up giving up in the end, I’m right now having trouble with anxiety and depression and I’m wondering if that is related to the dreams)