1. You’re more irritable than usual.
Amanda Gordon, Armchair Psychology Clinical Director and Endorsed Clinical and Health Psychologist, has been working in mental health for more than 30 years.
In her experience, she’s been seeing “a lot of irritability” during this time period.
Generally, this irritability may be directed at yourself or at others. You may be more likely to be overly self-critical, or you may find that you’re snapping at your partner or housemate more often than usual.
“[There are] a lot of arguments within relationships, that aren’t normally there,” Gordon told Mamamia.
2. You aren’t sleeping well.
For many of us, sleep can be a good indicator of when anxiety is surfacing.
You could be feeling more tired than usual and feel the need to sleep for longer, or you might be struggling to get to sleep all together.
“Sleep is a real problem for a lot of…