Anxiety is the fear of anticipating something negative to happen, even if there is no evidence to support it otherwise. And worrying is the attention on some aspect in life where you have a real reason to be concerned.
The difference between anxiety and worrying is anxiety is something you notice effets your day to day like. Example: You find yourself calling into work sick to avoid the anxious feelings work brings on.
This is hard to answer but there are many differences we tend to experience worry in our heads and anxiety in our bodies. Worry is verbally focused typically while anxiety includes verbal thoughts and mental imagery. There are many other differences.
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December 2nd, 2014 10:29am
Anxiety is driven by too much worrying. So anxiety is much wider term than worrying. Worrying is good if it derives force within us to do something which will ultimately result in less worrying, but when worry causes you to not to do and that force turns into pain is what i call anxiety which then makes us do things which never wanted to do
Worrying is a feeling that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Anxiety, however, is excessive worry, which could affect your work life, your social life, your sleep pattern. It can often be linked to something, such as, for example, social anxiety, which is linked to social contact and therefore can lead to someone suffering this anxiety to feel nervous when they are to talk in front of large groups of people, or to engage in conversation. Anxiety can also result in panic attacks, and will cause someone to almost obsess over the thing causing their anxiety. So if you are thinking about something a lot, if this worry is affecting your every day life, your social and work life, sleeping, etc. If it has led to panic attacks also. Then it is more likely to be anxiety rather than worry.
Worrying and anxiety are similar. The difference is that worrying is just your worrying for something the next day, or anytime, about anything. Anxiety is more serious. It can get you so worried that all you can think about is that event that you are worried about. It could be so bad that you can't stop fidgeting. A solution to this, if you are anxious or worried is to focus on the positive, and say to yourself that it will be over soon. :)
Anxiety and worrying are pretty synonymous. However anxiety disorders and worrying are quite different. An anxiety disorder is a prolonged struggle with anxieties/worries that adversely affects your day-to-day life. There are several symptoms and signs that a professional will look for before diagnosing someone with anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder may (often) need therapy and/or medications to be managed and allow the person struggling with it to live a more fulfilling and less painful life.
When you are worried you feel like you have control over your worries and it does not affect you usual activities, also it lasts for a certain period of time and you worry only about really relevant things. When you have anxiety, you feel like it is an uncontrollable feeling and you worry about important and not so important things. The worry affects you directly: you feel tired, you cant do your usual activities and you feel worried all the time.
Well, this kinda of summarizes everything. Hope it helps you to understand a little more about it.
I think it's a question of time, when your worrying gets a git too long it might leed to anxiety. At that moment it's not just your mind that become tired but even your body has repercussion, cause anxiety become something that doesn't leave you anymore.
anxiety is a physical response to stimuli, worrying is the mind constantly working over the problems.
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August 16th, 2016 7:07am
Well, according to my understanding, worry is more like a short term, mild, realistic state that is prone to be solved or overcomed easily. While anxiety is a severe mental state which may be caused by nonspecific reasons and tends to affect you more profoundly in the long term and is less prone to being overcome.
Worrying is a human emotion everyone experiences that occurs out of caring for others. There's usually a reason behind the worrying. Anxiety comes on sometimes for no reason and it's nearly impossible to control.
The definition of anxiety is: a feeling of nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
While Worrying is: give way to unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles.
Worrying is a temporary discomfort in your chest, one that vanishes after the situation is resolved. Worrying never needs to be diagnosed.
Anxiety is a constant thought in the back of your mind, and it comes in so many different forms.
While, of course, worrying can come in different forms as well, worry is an instinct that humanity has evolved with and coexisted with for centuries.
Anxiety is the primal instinct which we call “worry” taken too far.