Anxiety & Stress

It is common to experience some form of anxiety and stress. We probably would show up late to important events, do poorly on tests, work projects, or put ourselves in harm’s way if we did not experience some form of anxiety or stress. Anxiety tells us that something in our environment is threatening our well-being. Anxiety plays a role in protecting ourselves in the face of danger.
Anxiety can look like any of the following (please note this is not a diagnostic tool):
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Chronic fear

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Tingling or numbness

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Fear or worry about being judged

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Shortness of breath

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Sweating

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Irritation

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Tightness in your chest

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Increased heart rate

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Muscle tension

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Ongoing worry

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Fear of objects, places, or people

But, sometimes anxiety and stress can become so overwhelming it can impact our well-being. We may start to feel chronically tired or irritated. Our muscles start to tense constantly, or we may experience headaches or negative thoughts.

Anxiety and stress can start having an impact on our:

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Self-esteem

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Romantic relationships

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School performance

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Work performance

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Family life

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Friendships

Revival Counselling Services is here to help you manage your anxiety and stress. Book an appointment with us to gain support.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5®). American Psychiatric Pub.

Carlson, J., & Englar-Carlson, M. (2017). Adlerian psychotherapy. American Psychological Association.

Rasmussens, P. R., & Dover, G. J. (2006). The purposefulness of anxiety and depression: Adlerian and evolutionary views. Journal of Individual Psychology, 62(4).