Does anyone else find that the constant use of our arms and hands feeds your anxiety, say when texting or typing? I have been spending time, unfortunately, focusing on how my hands work when texting and typing...and have noticed that my thumbs often do not move smoothly. The movements are jerky, and the more I try to control or think about it, it seems to get worse. My husband says its totally normal and that his do it too but he just doesn't give a crap about it.
Yes, I do this too. I already am hyperaware of my hands and fingers; texting, iPad, all those devices where my fingers are positioned over a glowing screen make me very aware of every hitch, twitch, etc.
After 18 months of self-testing and other nonsense, I deliberately ignore it now.
As you probably know, having a family member who is ill is prime HA fodder. I know it's really affected me, too -- in fact, I never had HA before. I hate being so preoccupied with my own health (which by all accounts is fine) when others are suffering actual physical illnesses.