When people are less knowledgeable in the area of anxiety and clinical depression than I expect, I usually say, “If it were a toggle switch, I would have turned it off a LONG time ago”.
I have incessant worry. I get so excited when I don’t have something to worry about – I realize it and say to myself, “Oh my word, I’m happy right now!” (But I’m usually pretty good at cooking up some type of worry.) Thankfully, I have a handful of friends who realize this, and I call/email each of them with my worry. They all say, “screw that” in one way or the other, and my worry will usually slowly fade away. Incessant. Toggle Switch.
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