Our expert says:
NOW you tell me this ? Just after I've made firm plans for the 22nd ? Seriously, t, you know it's ridiculous but still worry about it. Sometimes, rather than focus our skillls for worrying on real things that are actual genuine problems for us, we choose instead to worry about this sort of unreal problem, instead - and you're right, there can be a strongly obsessive component to it, too.
But now, it appears, you are worrying about the world ending, and then worrying about worrying about it. Indeed, if the world did end, on any particular day, by definition we'd have nothing more to worry about.
Would it help for you to control part of the situation, by setting up a large or small End of the World party on that night, with some ood friends, good food and wine. If, as seems incredibly likely, nothing untoward happens, at least you'll have had a pleasant evening. And if it all did happen to end, you'd have gone out with a band and not a whimper.
Try to stop obsessing about it, and treat the idea like a buzzing fly in the room. Every time the worry starts to enter your mind, swat at it, and chase it away, and concentrate on the many much more pleasant things to worry about.
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