Yes, the last two years have been rough. Pandemic. Environmental crises. Economic upheaval. And while these alone are enough to cause us stress, there’s another piece to this equation we haven’t discussed much: Despite the swirling mire, we’re expected to carry on. We’re just not always sure we can.
I don’t mean to sound bleak — we certainly have days when we’re in control and can go about our business without too much struggle. But the increasing weight of responsibility has surfaced all kinds of mental health issues. Mixed in among depression, anxiety, and fear: self-doubt.