April 6, 2020

The Other Shoe

It’s nice to know I’m not alone. I came across this article via Dave Pell’s wonderful newsletter Next Draft.

Every since regular life in Canada was shut down due to COVID_19 my regular levels of anxiety have basically dropped to nothing. I’ve been taking medication for over six months and this is the first time in a while that I feel like I could stop.

My form of anxiety lives in the what ifs”. It lives in the unrealized future. My mind will conjure up negative results of decisions I haven’t even made yet. When it’s bad enough it’s paralyzing, it prevents me from actually taking action and moving forward. I second guess every action or thought. It’s incredibly frustrating.

I’ve heard my kind of anxiety described as constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. I guess this pandemic is the other shoe.

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