You worry that something bad is going to happen.
You check, re-check, and do what you can to avoid feeling anxious and minimize uncertainty: re-reading headlines, texts, phone messages, emails. Asking others the same questions to gain the reassurance you so desperately want.
You ask, read and re-read
to make sure that you
have left nothing to chance.
Excessive worry, or anxiety, comes in so many flavors I couldn't begin to describe them here. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Specific Phobias, just to name a few. And each has a specific protocol for treating it.
Anxiety is your brain's reaction to a perceived threat, even if that threat isn't right in front of you.
Be gentle with yourself. Anxiety is really an issue right now, so it may be that you're just struggling to adjust to current situations. Here's an article about anxiety and the pandemic from Psychology Today.
There is a way out.
With mindfulness and cognitive behavioral interventions,
you can feel better, and stop worrying.
Take care of yourself.