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6 Signs Of High-Functioning Anxiety

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

In my years of working as a practitioner I have realised that anxiety can be widely misunderstood. Anxiety comes in all shapes, sizes and guises. One of the most overlooked types of anxiety is high-functioning anxiety.

This is because it doesn’t present itself in ways we commonly understand anxiety to look. It isn’t always feeling uncomfortable socially, and more often it is the opposite of withdrawal. In fact, fear of stopping prevents those with high-functioning anxiety to withdraw or slow down in front of others. High-functioning anxiety is also more socially acceptable, especially in workplace environments, this leads many to live with this kind of anxiety for long periods of time without treating it.

Below are 6 key signs to help you identify if you suffer from high functioning anxiety:


Restlessness of difficulty concentrating

Difficulty relaxing and enjoying the moment

Working all the time even when you’re at home

Constantly thinking you need a break but can’t find the time

Forgetting to eat or eating while working

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You will receive 4 weeks worth of workbooks that guide you through these areas with purpose and intention so you can overcome your blocks and barriers.

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