My right eyelid started twitching about six months ago. Although it’s not constant, it is a daily, unwelcome annoyance.
It distracts me when I’m trying to sleep; it draws me out of the moment and into thoughts such as, “I wonder if they notice?” If I rest the weight of my finger on my right eyelid, I can feel it pushing back as if resisting my attempts to quiet the spasm. All my reading, observations and discussions with “those who know better” bring me to conclude that it’s caused by stress and fatigue.
What about you? Got stress? You don’t need me, or frankly anyone, reminding you about the last two years. And you don’t need a clairvoyant, or Dr. Fauci, or the endless barrage of 2022 predictions to convince you that this year quite possibly could be more of the same. But what you might need is a New Year’s wish of quieting your own “twitching right eyelid,” or however your stress response manifests.