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4 Ways to Figure Out Whether You're Anxious or Stressed

About a month ago, my therapist entered our weekly virtual therapy sessions and caught me playing away with my fidget cube. When she asked what was going on, I started rambling on about everything going on with work and my personal life, then I mentioned how I’d felt anxious for the past several days.

Without missing a beat, my therapist asked me a simple question. “Is it anxiety, or is it stress?” Before that moment, I’d never really thought about stress and anxiety as separate entities.

I literally live with an anxiety disorder, and I feel like experiencing anxiety is an everyday part of my life. So isn’t it always anxiety?

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