If you’d told my younger self I was anxious, I would have laughed and told you you were overreacting. To me, anxiety was associated with the image of a person chewing their nails down, hiding under the duvet, unable to face the world. I was functioning, so that persistent body ache had to be part of aging, right?
Then I learned about high-functioning anxiety. High-functioning anxiety means you appear to be functioning and believe you are functioning well, but you’re really experiencing anxiety. Let's get real here for a second: Anxiety is part of the human experience, even more so in the fast-paced rat race where the demands on our time and energy seem never-ending.
The good news? Learning about the ways you are anxious helps you to redesign your life so you perform better and sustainably, as well as rejuvenate yourself. That, to me, is a win-win.
Here are three signs that you're anxious and don't know it: