As a generation, we have never been so anxious. Anxiety manifests itself cognitively by a loss of concentration, behaviourally by the avoidance of certain situations (fear), and physiologically in disturbed sleep, rapid breathing and emotional agitation often leading to hypervigilance.
Then along came COVID19 which impacted on increased levels of loneliness and isolation. This has all been outside of our control. There has also been concern and safety for loved ones. There has been increased levels of fear, overwhelm, and worries as a result of uncertainties. This is all in relation to social distancing, becoming ill, anxieties about leaving the house or being in public spaces and much unease.