Everyone around you seems relatively calm compared to what you're feeling. It's a sense of feeling restless, on edge. You may pace back and forth when you're on the phone, jiggle your foot when you are sitting down. You also may:

The worry and anxiety may seem excessive even to you in relation to whatever life issues you are experiencing. Sometimes even more puzzling, the anxiety may not seem to be directly related to any specific problem at all. This is usually very distressing. It is an uncomfortable experience and you have no explanation for it. Some people have even more serious symptoms.

The good thing to know is that there can be treatment for anxiety. It may involve:

There is no reason to continue suffering with this condition when there are ways to reach out and seek help for it.

"Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained."

-- ARTHUR SOMERS ROCHE

"It is well to remind ourselves that anxiety signals a conflict, and so long as conflict is going on, a constructive solution is possible."

-- ROLLO MAY, Ph.D.