Not everyone gets angry and filled with rage when they’re feeling stressed. Some people wind up feeling an intense amount of worry in the pit of their stomach when they’re driving or stuck in traffic. They can’t stop fidgeting and feeling nervous about what the outcome will be, some even fear a loss of control and panic.
Do you bite your nails when stress is seeping into your life? Do you get a bad case of insomnia whenever you’re mired down in stress, unable to sleep because the situation keeps replaying itself in your mind? Does it manifest into anxiety about driving?
Stress happens for all of us when we can’t control a situation – when something doesn’t go our way. Unfortunately, when stress causes you this sort of intense anxiety, you’re even less in control than if you were calmly able to analyze your next move.
Worrywarts generally feel stress over even the smallest things in life. If their loved one snaps at them slightly, they spend all day wondering what they did wrong. If the boss takes their assignment and doesn’t offer up compliments, they sit there concerned that he didn’t like it.