Day 2859: My anxiety

As we get closer to November 3, my anxiety is increasing. I know I’m not alone in my anxiety, which helps.

Can you see my anxiety in today’s photos?

Music is usually good for my anxiety. Here’s “My Anxiety” by Cal Scruby,

“Anxiety” by Anna Clendening,

“I Wrote a Song about Dealing with Depression and Anxiety” by Gremlin,

“Anxiety” by Black Eyed Peas featuring Papa Roach,

and, finally, “cute songs to help you deal with anxiety.”

My anxiety is grateful to everyone who is reading “My Anxiety” here and now, including YOU!

Categories: 2020 U.S. Election, 2020 U.S. Presidential election, group therapy, life during the pandemic, personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

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35 thoughts on “Day 2859: My anxiety

  1. Yes, I can see and feel it. Bigtime. I’m going to order the “Anxiety” Colorway in sock yarn and knit a pair of socks to see me through to Post Election and PostPandemic times

    • Oh no! It’s out of stock! However, it decreases my anxiety to connect with you, Ruth.

      • I will ask her when she will dye more. Another color is “lockdown”. Email me your snail address and I’ll send a skein of mine

      • I have to learn how to knit first !

      • What better time to knit than the looming winter? Google “Very Pink Knits” for instruction. I’m sure there’s a local yarn store that would love your business or my LYS (McWalker Yarns) does online sales and only $5 to ship. I meet on Zoom with other knitters. I don’t know what I’d do without knitting and quilting during this isolation.

  2. Every day since March has been filled with anxiety, Ann. Oy to the World.

  3. Sometimes we would be daft not to be anxious

  4. Hi Ann, I am right there with you. I feel the anxiety of going to work everyday and the possibility of being exposed to COVID – no social distancing in my line of work (I work in ENT – Ears, Nose, and Throat – and with little kids without masks). Can’t socially distance when looking in someone’s ears, or in their throats. I worry about bringing the virus home to my family and more so my husband -who just retired this year. I worry about my kids, whose lives have basically been put on hold this year. So many things to worry about – and no where to relieve the anxiety – can’t go to movies, or out to eat. I worry about the outcome of this election, and if the results will push Americans to a boiling point. But the one thing that makes me smile, is coming to visit you, and my blogging friends (and my puppies, and my plants, and my comfy bed – actually there are a lot of things to smile about, we just have to look harder in the year of 2020).

  5. “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
    ― Søren Kierkegaard

    “To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.”
    ― Søren Kierkegaard

    “Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems”
    ― Epictetus

    “Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.”
    ― Anais Nin

  6. Just a few days more!

  7. I’ve been feeling even more anxiety than usual too, although focusing on Halloween has helped, and I’ve tried to avoid the news.

  8. puella33

    I see your anxiety in the chocolate mania- I’m the same way- when I was watching the 2 debates, and the news late at night, I’ve been eating peanut butter cups and hershy kisses I can’t wait till it’s all over so I can diet in peace.

  9. Let’s see: coping chocolate; coping chocolate yoghurt ice cream; coping videos; coping obsessive arrangement of small items…. Yeah, I feel anxious seeing these things! Incidentally, I’m feeling stressed enough about the outcome of the election to find my fine facade of positivity (in that one matter) is near breaking. Time to count my blessings, especially those that might be dependent on how that election comes out.

  10. Some of that delicious chocolate would at least help me feel better while dealing with my anxiety! 🙂

    This morning we received some “alerts” from our city asking us to stay out of public settings (like the park) on election day and the day after. I never thought of our city as a big center of activity, but we are 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Los Angeles, for geographical reference. The bottom line of the very carefully worded bulletin was to be alert, cautious and although nothing was explicitly stated about concern for civic unrest, it was clear there’s concern. My anxiety doubled!

  11. when I saw your title I immediately thought of the rhyme ‘ ‘pie in the sky-ity’ which I have. it comes from being a teacher of young children and having hope,

  12. I, too, have felt my anxiety creeping higher and higher this week, Ann. And music soothes my soul as well. Love the covers that this mother and son duo serve up. Found their rendition of ‘Hallelujah’ moving…It’s what I hope to be screaming in the next couple of weeks….

  13. There is definitely an undercurrent of anxiety these days …. May everything find its place and e move towards hope in the coming weeks ☺️🙏

  14. Good afternoon. This is a very informative article about the current state of this world. It’s comforting to know this won’t last forever. As much as we want to stay positive it’s easier said than done. I found some comforting articles on, this site is very encouraging for both adults and children. Thank you again

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