It’s not uncommon to experience anxiety when something major is going on in your life, like an argument with your significant other or a looming work deadline. Unfortunately, people who suffer from regular anxiety feel stressed out in their daily lives, even when nothing particularly stressful is going on. Anxiety is medically defined as feeling worried, nervous or uneasy about something that has an uncertain outcome. There are both physical and psychological anxiety symptoms to watch out for. If you’re wondering if you’re dealing with an anxiety problem, watch out for one of the following ten signs.
If you feel stressed about your work, personal or family life all the time - even when nothing particularly stressful is going on - you may have anxiety. The cornerstone of an anxiety disorder is excessive worry about everything, both large and small. This doesn’t mean that if you have a difficult, stressful day that leaves you unhinged, you have an anxiety disorder. Instead, you should only be concerned if you have persistent stress and anxiety most days of the week for several months. Note that long-term stress is a risk factor for depression as well as anxiety.