It’s normal for us to feel nervous, anxious or worry about stuff in our life from time to time, for example, starting school or moving to a new area. Symptoms of anxiety can include worries and fears that can lead to us avoiding certain things. It can also cause a physical response where we might feel short of breath, notice our heart racing, or feel sweaty and shaky. A little bit of anxiety is not always a bad thing and at times can even be helpful. But if it goes on for too long, gets too overwhelming or starts to interfere with parts of your life, then you may need to seek professional advice.
It’s good to be busy and have lots on. But if you notice you're finding it hard to switch off, relax or having trouble focusing, it may be down to stress. A bit of stress now and again is fine. It helps you perform under pressure, stay energetic and alert. But if it goes on too long you might start to burn out, feel overwhelmed or find it difficult to unwind.