It’s natural to sometimes feel anxious or stressed when receiving criticism however we should never underestimate the impact anxiety and stress has on us. Both stress and anxiety can have far-reaching effects which can seep into almost all areas of our life, leaving us feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.


I always used to get confused between anxiety and stress but my therapist gave me an insightful way to distinguish between them. Whilst anxiety is invariably related to our perception of the future stress is a reaction to the present.


If you think you may be suffering with anxiety or if you often feel anxious when receiving criticism please read my article titled ‘Wars of the mind: How to effectively overcome anxiety’ which uses tried and true cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help reduce and even overcome anxiety.


Likewise, if you think you may be suffering with stress, or if you often feel stressed when receiving criticism, please read my article titled ‘Tis the season to be stressed; How to leave stress behind you for good’ which is true year round and uses scientifically proven techniques, such as mindfulness, to help reduce stress.


Do you suffer from either anxiety or stress when you receive criticism? How do you manage it? Do you have any tips of your own for dealing with either stress or anxiety? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.