Anxiety is the modern way of life. Turn off the news, unplug the phone, find a spot in your house that makes you happy...steel yourself for when you MUST interact and remember to breathe. Good luck, friend.
These conversations always bring me to thinking about R.D. Laing, the Scottish psychiatrist
He is famous for his assessment of the families of the heavy drinking Glaswegian dock workers in the 50's. He said, essentially, most psychosis problems are a perfectly acceptable reaction to an utterly abhorrent situation. The poor wives were living a life of poverty, violence, and squalor. All the while having no one to communicate with. A truly horrible situation to be in.
Here, seventy years later in the 'modern' world we are endlessly subjected to carefully crafted advertising and 'directive signage' which endlessly pushes against the boundaries of your conscious and subconscious sphere of influence.
Buy-1-get-1-free, No Entry, Special Offer, Danger High Voltage, Low Fat, Keep Closed, Slow Down, Work Faster, Keep Up, Speak Up, Warning!
So we have every right to feel anxious, because our subconscious is under attack. From endless low-level, short-term concerns which overlap and concatenate to leave very little energy to ponder about things which are worth our concern.
Everyone needs a break from that, just some of us need to make that break permanent or at least increase the cycle time as much as possible.
May there be happy days ahead.