Despite what many people believe, anxiety isn’t a one-size-fits-all condition. In fact, a lot of people suffer from high-functioning anxiety and don’t even know it. They go through their day-to-day lives stressed, worried, but seemingly “normal.” From the outside, everything seems fine, but on the inside, they’re stressed, anxious, and worried about pretty much everything.
While some amounts of stress and anxiety are normal, there are some things that people with high-functioning anxiety do without even realizing they’re doing it.
Read through the following 15 signs of high-functioning anxiety to see if you recognize these patterns in yourself or a loved one.
1. Feel easily overwhelmed on a day-to-day basis
People with high-functioning anxiety often feel overwhelmed by daily tasks, even if those tasks always get accomplished.
Even small tasks, like doing the dishes, picking the kids up from school, and taking a shower, can feel stressful and overwhelming.