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The Difference Between Worry, Stress and Anxiety


Anxiety is the culmination of worry and stress. It is a state of body and mind which is stressed and worried for no apparent reason, like a response to a false alarm.

An anxiety disorder is an acute form of anxiety and a serious medical condition.

How to Handle Anxiety:

  • Curb your sugar, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
  • Calm yourself by deep breathing and refocusing on your body parts.
  • Distract yourself by listening to music or a little exercise.
Stress, worry and anxiety can be helped by regular exercise, a nutritious diet and an ample amount of sleep.

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    Stress as a personal choice
    Stress as a personal choice
    • Getting psychologically and visibly stressed out could be "manufactured stress". It is a way of showing that what we are doing is important. 
    • Sometimes we cause our own stress by how we manage our daily lives, in particular by creating artificial urgency.
    Understanding Stress
    • Dealing with Stress is imperative as it is unavoidable in modern life.
    • Our work, family and our finances create daily stress and other external factors (like politics and terrorism) contribute to our stress levels.
    • A little bit of stress is good for you, and even make you stronger, as long as you don't let it rule your life.
    • The power of belief is actively at work with stress, which can harm you if you believe that it can.
    Your Perception About Stress

    With stress, the mind and the body are intrinsically linked. You can view stress as something that is wreaking havoc on your body (and it can) or as something that is giving you the strength and energy to overcome adversity.

    Exposure to Stress

    Regular exposure to stress in small quantities can prepare us to handle a big stressful event in our lives. Prepare yourself for stress by self-education about the stressful event, by doing some physically stressful activities like completing a marathon, or something you dread, like giving a speech.

    Repeated exposure to mildly stressful conditions can alter your body’s biological response to stress, making you manage stress in a better way.

    Normal And Clinical Anxiety

    Short-lived episodes of anxiety are normal and can actually enhance productivity. But if they last beyond truly stressful moments and seep into everyday situations, they can be a clinical problem.

    Too much anxiety can affect your relationships, your work, and even your health. So it’s important to know how to differentiate between healthy anxiety and a potential anxiety disorder, and what to do if you see your anxiety getting out of control.

    Risk Factors For Anxiety
    • Being female (women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than are men
    • Caving into societal pressures to be ‘nice’ or be a high achiever
    • Being a perfectionist
    • High reluctance to share feelings
    • Childhood trauma
    • Cumulative stress
    • Genetic predisposition
    Tips For Treating Anxiety
    • Visit your primary care doctor. Your symptoms may be from another condition with similar symptoms.
    • Ensure your chosen mental health professional is well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, which involves the active restructuring of anxious thoughts and behaviors.
    • Consider skipping the caffeine and other stimulants that may exacerbate anxiety.
    • Exercise. Research indicates that routine exercise wards off the development of panic-related disorders.
    • Remind yourself that it’s okay to be anxious—in fact, the more demand you put on yourself to not be anxious, the more stressed you become.
    • Recognize, identify and cope with your anxiety to stay in control.