The Difference Between Anxiety and Stress
It's common to hear people describe the way they're feeling in a stressful or nervous situation as anxious. We often find ourselves snowed under with the daily pressures of life, and that can make us feel a certain level of anxiety. What I do believe however, is that the word anxiety is regularly taken out of context. People need to understand the difference between suffering from the condition of anxiety and feeling stressed.
Suffering With An Anxiety Disorder Is Different From Stress
When you suffer with anxiety and panic attacks as a condition, not only can you experience physical changes in your body including heart racing, sweating, loss of appetite/increased appetite and more, but you become worried all the time, and can think irrationally (Anxiety Symptoms: Recognizing The Signs Of Anxiety). People who are stressed can often calm down quicker and can be reasoned with, but the anxious person may not be able to refocus that quickly. Anxiety can make you believe that you are a bad person, or that people feel differently towards you and can often make you feel alone.
Difference Between Anxiety And Stress and Feeling Better Video
In this video, I describe some of the ways feeling stressed is different to suffering with anxiety, and how you can feel better.
Virag, K. (2016, February 19). The Difference Between Anxiety and Stress, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, May 20 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/mentalhealthforthedigitalgeneration/2016/02/the-difference-between-anxiety-and-stress