Difference Between Stress, Anxiety, and Worry
What's the difference between Stress, Anxiety, and Worry? And why does it matter? If we want to resolve our stress and anxiety we need to know the difference and change how we respond to each form of anxiety. We often use the terms stress and anxiety interchangeably, but when we do it makes it harder to learn specific skills to resolve, treat, or cope with them. Stress is the physiological reaction, the response in our body to worry and perceived or actual danger. Worry is the thoughts we have about threats and danger. How we think about our circumstances and potential future dangers. Anxiety is the emotion, as I visualize it-the intersection of Worry and Stress. Anxiety combines both the thoughts of danger and the body's fight, flight, or freeze response.