As I've got older I think I've become more tense over things. For example if I'm watching tv and during the build up to something dramatic and especially if they are playing tense music , I get taken along with it. Likewise a film I used to be able to watch I cannot as it's too scary. Am I alone ?
I used to be a worrier until I read an article in a copy of Readers. Digest. It pointed out that the vast majority of our worries come to nothing and even with worries that come true events are often out of our control.
For a long while I would park the worry and think about whether I could do anything to change or improve the problem. If not I trained myself to let it go. I now find I don’t worry and think “what if” any longer. A godsend during lockdown.
I have also become too afraid/tense/stressed to finish watching many movies. I never used to be like this!
I pre-record movies that look interesting then if the film starts to get tense I stop it and look the plot up on the internet (wiki) to find out how it ends. If the 'nice' people survive I'll continue to watch it. I think I just want happy endings now.
I also have noticed, since I turned 65 a few years ago, that it's very difficult for me to follow fast action in a film. It's another reason I record movies - so I can keep playing back the hard to follow bits.