The other night I was contemplating the WHY behind so many people feeling anxious and overwhelmed when we’ve been doing the same things other people have been doing for hundreds of years. In fact, we have more help than ever, and yet, we are more stressed out than ever.
This article seemed to offer the most reasonable explanations for WHY, but it didn’t offer any remedies. For a moment, I wondered if there were any remedies, or are we Americans doomed to a life of worry?
I just can’t accept that.
The article cited above gave 3 main reasons for anxiety and stress in America.
1. Loss of a real life community.
2. Information overload. (Remember, when I wrote about Homeschool Information Overload?)
3. The inability to sit with our feelings without medicating them in some way.
I agree with these findings.