The difference between stress and anxiety


Statistics have shown that stress in our lives has many negative effects, and according to research, very few people think about treatment, and unfortunately sometimes they see this stress as a motivator and helper in doing their work, we experience it!


Since childhood, we have a lot of pent-up excitement and a lot of conflict with the real and moral world, which has caused us to have a bag of self-defense mechanisms in order to protect ourselves from these mental attacks; Let's face internally and externally and balance the anxiety and depression caused by suppression, denial, etc.


But these daily pressures and psychological pressures make work difficult, especially for those who have not learned how to deal with these small and big tensions in life and get rid of stress, but by reading this article, you will learn more about stress. And to be able to do some techniques. Reduce the amount of stress.

What is stress?

Mental stress that is caused by external factors in the body, which can be completely normal. Especially during exams and... stress and anxiety are both part of the body's natural fight or kind of flight reaction. When a person feels stressed, their body releases some hormones. These hormones make the heart beat faster and as a result more blood is pumped to the organs!

This response allows you to prepare for fight or flight. You also breathe faster and your blood pressure rises. At the same time, your senses become more focused and your body releases nutrients into your blood to make sure all parts have the energy they need. This process happens experts call it "stress".

Anxiety is the body's response to this stress. Many people think of anxiety as a feeling of uneasiness or fear before an important event. Anxiety keeps you alert and aware. When someone faces a real or perceived physical or emotional threat, a fight or flight can be initiated. Although it can be beneficial, it can interfere with their daily lives for some people.


Stress is a reaction and tension in the body that occurs in the form of fight or flight. The purpose of this response is to ensure that the body is alert, focused, and ready to deal with the threat. Mental tension is normal but he sometimes drowns people out with his injuries.

What are the signs of stress?


Stress and anxiety do not always have a behavioral response, but sometimes they manifest as physical problems, each of which can be a sign of severe stress and anxiety. Some of these physical symptoms are:


  •      Acceleration of the heart rate
  •      Breathe faster
  •      Worrying thoughts
  •      Feeling miserable and in pain
  •      Irritability or anger
  •      Feeling exhausted, sad and lonely
  •      nausea
  •      Dizziness
  •      Diarrhea or constipation
  •      In children: nail biting, bedwetting, etc.


The difference between stress and anxiety

These are two parts of the same physical reaction and have similar symptoms. This means that it is difficult to tell them apart. Stress and anxiety can persist in the short term and sometimes seem to have nothing to do with it. what happened?!!?

Anxiety is an internal anxiety, it often focuses on the future and the past, and its source is not clear! But psychological pressure is an external psychological pressure that has a spectrum of good and bad, or rather, positive and negative. We need a little stress to get things started in order to take care of our appointments, the sound of our baby crying in the next room, etc. The symptoms of anxiety are almost the same as stress. When someone is feeling anxious, they may experience these symptoms:


  •      Acceleration of the heart rate
  •      Breathe faster
  •      Feeling restless or anxious
  •      sweating
  •      Diarrhea or constipation
  •      anger
  •      tension
  •      ant


stress complications


Stress is important for survival, but too much can be harmful. It becomes chronic and is itself an acute stress disorder. Emotional stress that lasts for weeks or months can weaken the body's immune system. It can cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. In particular, excessive use of epinephrine can be harmful to the heart; Which changes the arteries and how to renew its cells. Sometimes, stressful situations encourage you to focus more on your work, but other times, you feel so stressed you can't even focus on anything.

Does stress have benefits?


When the brain feels some kind of stress, it floods the body with epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. It causes various reactions such as an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. All of a sudden your five senses work like a focused laser to help you avoid physically stressful situations like jumping out of a moving car and keep you safe, in addition to other benefits we'll explore below, including things like:


  •      Help with daily challenges
  •      Motivation to achieve goals
  •      Helping do daily tasks more efficiently
  •      Strengthening and strengthening memory


There are many health benefits with a low dose of stress. Researchers believe that some stress can help strengthen the body's immune system, for example, it improves heart function and protects the body from infections. In one study, people who experienced moderate levels of stress before surgery were able to recover faster than people who had low or high levels.

Stress management methods


Stress is an inevitable part of life. It's true that you can't prevent unexpected events, exams coming your way, worry about wedding and having kids, etc., but you can improve how you cope and respond to stress and avoid certain situations. Change it! Sometimes stress makes you study more, try harder or take on a difficult task to reach your goal. But sometimes it reaches an unhealthy level that can prevent you from performing well and achieving your goals.


  •      Watch for signs of overexertion. Symptoms of excessive stress can be physical, emotional, psychological, and behavioral. Once you know its side effects, it helps.
  •      Know your stressors. Certain people, places, or situations can cause you a high degree of stress. There may be certain friends or social situations that cause extreme stress and that you want to avoid when you're feeling stressed or anxious.
  •      Think of stressors and brainstorm solutions. For example, if public speaking makes you nervous, start researching your animation early on and practice it a few times until you're fluent.
  •      Exercise: All types of exercise reduce stress hormones, release feel-good endorphins, improve mood, increase energy, provide a healthy distraction from problems, and in the long run, may even make you less prone to stress. Find your favorite physical activity and try to devote 30 minutes to it each day.
  •      Be Relaxed: While it's impossible to eliminate all negative stress from life, you can control how you react to it. Your body's natural fight-or-flight response can take its toll. When you are faced with a stressful situation that your brain perceives as a threat, it releases various chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol into the body. As a result, the heart rate and respiration increase and digestion slows down, causing stress to the body. Burning adrenaline in the body, which is released during stress and anger, with movement.
  •      Do a Benson relaxation exercise before starting the relaxation exercises. When your existence is full of stress, it is necessary to do deep abdominal breathing step by step in complete silence, bringing more oxygen to the brain and removing stress. Go step by step from the tip of your head to the tip of your fingers and remove existential tension from your body. The body will be ready for relaxation and yoga after days of stress relief exercises, and you can add soft music to relax.
  •      Practicing relaxation techniques can greatly help you relax, boost your mood, and fight illness. Try a variety of techniques such as yoga, breathing exercises, meditation and visualization to see what works for you and plan your day.
  •      Manage your time well: There are various ways to manage time effectively. First, focus on one task at a time. Multitasking rarely works and is much less useful. Write down all the tasks you need to do in your calendar or task management software.

If these stress management methods do not help and you cannot help yourself, then you should definitely contact a psychologist and psychiatrist.



Stress is an emotional feeling, and in more severe cases it manifests as a physical symptom. This feeling can be triggered by any event or thought that suddenly causes a feeling of frustration, anger, etc., which was mentioned at the beginning of the article. In some cases, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger and ... But when stress lasts for a long time, it can harm your health, so it is better to control stress by doing the solutions that were mentioned at the beginning. Do it until you feel better.

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