Does Your Anxiety Come from Pressure? You’re Not Alone

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If you find yourself plagued by anxiety-inducing pressure and stress, know it’s real. Try these tips on HealthyPlace to reduce pressure-based anxiety.

Does Your Anxiety Come from Pressure? You’re Not Alone

If you’re human, chances are you’ve felt pressured and stressed, either from external sources or from within yourself.  Pressure is a major contributor to anxiety (What Causes Anxiety?) that can range from occasional and mild to constant and severe.

Consider these examples of people who are pressured and anxious because of it:

If you find yourself plagued by anxiety-inducing pressure and stress, know that it’s a real and legitimate experience, and it’s one that you can chase out of your life. Try these tips to reduce pressure-based anxiety:

  • Use the “good, not great” exercise. Allow yourself to acknowledge that you are good enough in all that you do, and that good enough is, truly, good.
  • Each night, jot down a few things you did well that day to shift your focus from your perceived shortcomings to reality-based truths.
  • Practice mindfulness in moments where anxiety spikes because of pressure and stress. Pull your racing thoughts out of your mind and into the physical world around you right now so you can do what you need to do without anxiety blocking you.

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Peterson, T. (2020, February 4). Does Your Anxiety Come from Pressure? You’re Not Alone, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: February 29, 2024

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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