As a child, my anxiety was about my perceptions of what I saw on the news and a traumatic witness to a tornado ripping through a trailer park. Children don't have the skills to manuever from what is real and what is anxiety-driven.
As an adult, most of my anxiety is triggered by what-if's. I could what if myself into a frenzy over anything and if I didn't have anything to worry about I'd be worried that I was forgetting to worry about something. My mind tells me if I worry about something, then that keeps bad things from happening. I will over react about my air conditioning going out or having to replace a tire.
My mind likes to try to be prepared with a game plan for an event (having a baby, moving, going on vacation, a Saturday at the park, a trip to the mall). If reality does not match my game plan, it triggers my anxiety and I get all worked up.
Your reasons all sound real to me. But people who don't have major strife (me) still have anxiety. If I could just stop it, I would.
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