NYC. I have been thinking about a lot of friends who have expressed this kind of slugglish anxiety lately. It's something I have been feeling, as well. It doesn't exactly feel like depression. It feels like a strange malaise, with tinges of restlessness. The world is moving, but there is this feeling that we still don't know toward what... The continued lack of constancy, across the board, can feel very uninspiring and I don't think we are built for it. I thought this was a useful article.
"'That's a long time to deal with uncertainty,' Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD, a therapist based in Arlington, Virginia, tells SELF. 'Humans don’t do well with the sense that the ground is shifting under them.' Pointing to the 2021 hot vax summer that never quite happened, followed by a string of highly contagious COVID variants, Dr. Kecmanovic adds that the false promise of a concrete end point further walloped our collective resilience. 'Psychologically, it’s extremely hard when you get your hopes up and then they’re dashed,' she says. 'It’s not surprising that some people may be feeling like, ‘How can I get excited about anything, because there’s always something around the corner?'"