Quote by Tom Petty
This is a beautiful description of chronic anxiety.
It is experienced because the worry and the thinking about all of the potential, negative ‘what ifs?’ are happening constantly and are not within the person’s control.
If it were as easy as telling someone to stop worrying, then I would be out of a job and life would be much easier for many folks.
This constant thinking, or rumination, is an attempt to bind the anxiety by running through all possible scenarios. Although that’s how the person feels, it is not true as they never consider the myriad ways that things could go well or neutral.
So not only is their mind going 24/7 but their body is often tense and on high alert. All of this contributes to being tired.
So, thank you Tom Petty for putting things so succinctly.