Some stress is a normal part of life. It presents physically (rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, muscle tension). However, sometimes these feelings can get quite intense and harder to manage.
Anxiety typically blends physical sensations of stress and worries, ruminations and doubts that you perceive as excessive. This combination of symptoms becomes a source of distress.
Specific or nonspecific things can trigger anxiety. Here are a few examples:
fear of elevators, dogs;
fear of being judged by others;
excessive worry about being in a crowd or a group that goes beyond shyness;
excessive worry about various aspects of the future, health or finances, either for yourself or a loved one.
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We all experience moments or days during which we feel sad and less motivated. However, when these feelings becomes the norm for several weeks and even years and makes it difficult to appreciate the pleasures of daily life and to take on your responsibilities, you may be struggling with a mood disorder.
The most common signs are marked sadness, finding less interest or pleasure for activities you used to find stimulating and interesting, sleep and appetite disturbances, trouble concentrating and making decisions, a sense that things will never get better, and dark thoughts.
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Burnout can manifest when you experience intense stress at work. It can set in insidiously over several years or come up more quickly after a major change in your work environment. Despite all the overtime that you put in and the efforts that you make to meet expectations set by yourself or by others, you never feel that you are getting on top of things. Your task list keeps getting longer and you are so tired that you start to lose confidence in your ability to live up to these expectations. Many people in this situation can isolate themselves more and more from their colleagues, are absent from work more often, and have a negative attitude about their job or their career. They may also report that their sleep is disrupted, that they experience pain, digestive issues, and get more colds and other infections.
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Self-esteem corresponds to how you view your personal value or self-worth, how you view yourself. People with low self-esteem may tend to be very critical of themselves, have self-doubt, have trouble accepting compliments from others and have a generally negative view their abilities and personal value. They do not easily recognize their qualities, strengths and competencies, and tend to be overly sensitive to criticism. This attitude can affect their confidence to assert themselves and their needs, contribute to increased isolation and limit their initiatives to reach a personal goal.
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Relationships can be hard and complex. Sometimes, it can be helpful to get an external perspective to explore these difficult relationships and get different perspectives on the situation, identify aspects that you can work on, recognize your limits, and perfect your communication skills to better assert your needs.
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