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. Maybe you do whatever you can to neutralize the worry that comes with your thoughts.
Anxiety comes in many flavors, just like ice cream.
You check, and then check again, to make sure
that you have left nothing to chance.
Or maybe, you feel uncomfortable, so you avoid
the things you need to do to live your life.
But unlike ice cream there's no delicious taste in your mouth after experiencing anxiety. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, trauma-related disorders.
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.
There is a way out.
With mindfulness and cognitive behavioral interventions,
you can feel better, and stop worrying.
Let's you, and I, together, care care of you.