If you're a worrier, then you might have already considered whether or not you have anxiety. But a predisposition for constantly thinking that the world is going to end if you get a tear in your work blouse is not necessarily the only way to tell whether you have generalized anxiety disorder. In fact, there are many little habits that you didn't realize could be signs of anxiety.
According to Health, it's absolutely normal to get worried from time to time. For instance, public speaking or financial instability canmake anyone anxious, and that's fine. For some people, however, anxiety is so dominant that it slowly becomes a daily part of life, and you may not even notice or realize that you have it. Although talking to your doctor about anxiety is the first step, there are ways to tell if you might have anxiety even before you book an appointment.
The first thing to realize is that it's not easy to tell whether you have anxiety, particularly because there are different forms of anxiety — such as panic attacks, phobia, and social anxiety — and some anxious people are very high-functioning. But if you have a sneaking suspicion that you may have anxiety disorder, take a look at the nine habits below to see if they give you a clue. And then, if you need to, book that doctor's appointment.