I go along with your concerns about this insidious virus. But as a boy that was nicknamed the “worrier” in school by teachers, there is a problem with your processes in filtering reality. Please let me explain.
eg I’m scared of sharks and won’t enter the ocean beyond knee height. Yet there is 20,000 more chance of being injured or killed in a car accident to the beach and return. Simply put, I’m not being realistic.
At 29yo when I had a stress related workplace incident that was the first abnormally my new therapist picked up on- “ask yourself Tony, are you being realistic”.
The 2nd thing was my attitude “Tony, when are you going to stop saving the world”.
And the third- “well Tony, that’s great helping others, but getting that into perspective so you can help yourself will allow you to continue helping others rather than fall in a heap,”
That was 33 years ago, yet those lessons are used almost daily.
listed below is some valuable threads that you can insert in the search bar at the top of the page.
Anxiety, how I eliminated it
Worry worry worry
Sensitivity and depression- a connection?
The Good Samaritan
Distraction and variety
I hope they help. A racing mind that has obsessions needs attention through a combination of all things needed to achieve calm- therapy, medication, self help etc. those aspects if currently receiving, might need a review.
What do you think?