The short answer is NO.
The long answers is also NO, and I’ll explain why.......
You pick up your phone, unlock it, and see all of the red notifications. You see you have 5 unread messages, 6 comments, and a whole lot of likes on a social media post. Do you ever think about the instant gratification those little red numbers give you? How much value YOU feel like they give you? Or, do they really add any real and lasting value to you at all?
When it comes to anxiety, there isn’t much that can rattle my cage. As a matter of fact, I’d say I live a pretty anxiety-free life. Except for one thing. Handshakes.
Now I’m not talking about your run-of-the-mill business handshake. Or the handshake you would give someone after they won first prize in a spelling bee. You know, the firm grip, solid eye contact and a couple of up/down motions. I’ve got those down just fine.