I’m very curious how many others here have this same experience, where your personal time is pretty limited, and you feel pressure to maximize your free time leading to severe anxiety.
To preface, I have a combination of existential anxiety involving frequent worrying about how effectively I’m using my limited life time, and also a very bad spending habit as a means of stress relief.
The resulting situation is one of, I’ve bought far too many games for myself, and once the “newness” has worn off, oftentimes I’ll have completely lost motivation to go back to it.
Compounding that, I try to listen to podcasts or stream VODs to drown out my distracting thoughts, but that makes story parts of games hard to focus on, so then I’m trying to spend time on the same handful of progression based online games.
I do take anxiety medication, but it doesn’t fully negate this vicious cycle of having lots of media that I feel compelled to spend time with, but simultaneously feeling like I’m wasting that time by doing so.
Does this type of anxiety sound familiar at all?