Buffering with worries

Can the act of worrying be thought of as a type of buffering? I find that worrying/spinning is almost like a habitual response to feelings of overwhelm, self-doubt, fear, and out of control.

I find that by worrying I give myself temporary relief (I think by tricking my brain into believing that I’m taking action in some way), but the longer-term result is that the thought causing the feeling is still there and the circumstance is still the same.

I’m not moving forward and I’m creating more suffering for myself by worrying. Thoughts?