In some ways, the current pandemic has been like a global tsunami, hitting hard and creating massive turmoil. In other ways, it has been like a real-life horror movie, with people experiencing persistent and rising distress, panic, and confusion.
Many are frantic about what might happen next. The result has been a spreading anxiety that is as contagious as COVID-19, and that needs to be slowed.
While it is important to think about the future and consider how you can prevent or lessen potential impacts on your life, you can also attend too much to thoughts about what “might be.” This can lead to filling you with anxiety about the future, leaving no room for the present.Read more on psychologytoday.com