2022 in a Word: Permastressed

Neverending crises have caused unprecedented stress and anxiety. Before we can get better, we must acknowledge the seriousness of the problem.

Robert Roy Britt
6 min readDec 5, 2022

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“Why is everyone so messy right now?” the journalist Jasmin Malik Chua asked earlier this month on Twitter. I responded that messy sounded like the word of the year. “I would…

Robert Roy Britt

Editor of Wise & Well, independent health and wellness journalist, author of Make Sleep Your Superpower.