Even if you feel like the happiness person in the world, you're bound to experience some anxiety, but not every situation where you have anxiety means you have a disorder. If you get anxious occasionally, but it doesn't greatly impede on your life, then you are likely showing signs that your anxiety is actually normal. Sometimes life throws us curveballs, and we have to deal with them emotionally; other times, we are simply hungry or tired and can't cope with things like we normally would. Either way, some anxiety is bound to happen, and there's no cause to worry when you start to experience the uncomfortable feeling.
"Anxiety, the feeling, is a normal reaction to stress, and can actually be beneficial in some situations," says Shanthi Mogali, MD, Director of Psychiatry at Mountainside Treatment Center, over email. "It drives the fight or flight response and is our body’s natural way of defending itself in a harmful situations. Usual or normal anxiety occurs in response to a stressor of some sort. Anxiety can rise from midterms/finals for students, a breakup with a girlfriend or boyfriend, having a fight with a peer, applying for a new job, or general peer pressure, etc."
If you experience some anxiety, but you're not sure if it's a greater disorder or not, pay attention to these 11 signs that your anxiety is normal. You should also always talk to your doctor if you feel like your anxiety is too much.