Overwhelmed by Anxiety about the Future?
Tips on how to stop worrying about what hasn’t happened yet
While there is a minority out there that is well-programmed to deal with anxiety, most people find that uncertainty overpowers them with concerns about what could go wrong. Instead of welcoming the future, we worry about it.
Most recently, the coronavirus pandemic has fast-tracked the general anxiety level of most people to record highs. In addition to Covid-19, anxiety has a wide range of triggers, including fear of illness or death, economic collapse, family breakdown, or any type of dysfunction. It can bring on the feeling that the end of the world is near. The main problem with intense anxiety is that it impairs functioning. How can you develop a higher tolerance level for uncertainty and reduce anxiety?
Limor Caspi, MD, Director of the Outpatient Psychiatric Service at Sheba Medical Center, recommends the following helpful steps you can take to calm your anxiety.