When is anxiety more than just a feeling and more of a problem? What’s the difference between anxiety as a feeling and anxiety as a problem?
Anxiety is a normal emotion. Our body’s use anxiety to react to stress and to inform us that there is potential danger around us or upcoming. Because of this, we can feel anxious from time to time without this being a problem. During highly stressful life events like starting a new job, getting married or moving home it is normal to feel anxious. Anxiety becomes a problem when we start to feel it on a regular basis in everyday life. This can be when our worries are out of proportion with relatively harmless situations. This can lead to situations feeling more intense or overwhelming and can interact negatively with our day to day lives and relationships.