What is the difference between stress and anxiety? Both are specific emotional states, but stress is usually caused by an external trigger (work, fight, poverty, discrimination, chronic illness). Stress is usually reason for a whole range of mental and physical symptoms - irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pain, troubled digestion and disordered sleep. Anxiety is a prolonged, persistent, excessive worry that remains even after the trigger has passed. Consequences are very similar: trouble sleeping, attention difficulties, fatigue, muscle tension, irritability.
Both anxiety and stress can be managed by physical activity, high quality and high variety of food, good sleep. If this does not improve the emotional state sufficiently, psychologist or psychotherapist can help greatly. Ignored, both stress and anxiety may lead to development of the disorders, such as agoraphobia, compulsive behavior (like constant washing of hands), panic attacks or many other forms of anxiety.
If you feel like this - you are quite normal, up to 20 percent of people have phases of high anxiety or stress. And it is definitely something that can be helped.
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Series that I would like to recommend - "Get Organized with The Home Edit" (https://www.netflix.com/lt/title/81094723).
Clear and simple layout of the things that you have, liberating you from a number of daily discomforts, kind of speaks for itself. Tidy home decreases overall anxiety, tidying activity itself is a good way to relax, focus, find solutions to the problems. Order and activity of putting things in order is a very valuable activity, contributing to your psychological well-being. So if you needed a small nudge towards starting it - here you go :)
To my ear it is a bit loud with all the happy squeals and fast talking, but besides that, the idea behind tidying and the system are excellent.
A book that I would like to recommend. Mostly to help distinguish pseudoscientific inspirational books from the shelves labeled as psychology from the real scientific books. It is important to understand that single keyword does not define the value of the knowledge. From where I look, buddhism has succeeded better (and much earlier) to summarise all spiritual practices into the single and fluent totality. They knew long ago that mindful attention, focus on here and now, meditation as form of active rest are important to the proper balance of the body. We are discovering the same only during last decades. Sincerely, all of it is being confirmed as efficient methods. Perhaps, there is no need to reinvent the bicycle, especially if it has been working and improved for hundreds of years?
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