When we blame chaotically, we are very disturbed by others. When we organise our response, things become clearer and more peaceful.
It’s common to get the nagging feeling that you are not doing enough. Activity is healthy, of course it is. But the obsessive need to win (or to avoid losing) is a different thing, and can lead to prolonged unhappiness.
Feelings of panic can be very unpleasant, and hard to shift in the short term. But there are a few simple actions which can help.
Excessive worry, in the form of anxiety, is a plague of our times. It has solid evolutionary roots, but we can learn to manage it.
When we feel the pressure of time, we have more than one option.
We are evolved with alarms to detect risk. But when those alarms go into overdrive, we can stop functioning so well. How can we protect ourselves against an excessively anxious response to life?