Anxiety seems to be prevalent in today’s fast paced and increasingly stressful world. If you’ve watched the news lately, increasing concerns over the financial crisis and tensions in the Middle East can’t help but contribute to feelings of anxiety and stress. Here are some tips to help you cope and manage stress and anxiety. What is Anxiety Anxiety is the feeling of being pressured, stressed or that something bad is going to happen. If you’re feeling anxious, you might feel your heart race, you might suddenly break out in a sweat or feel like you can’t quite catch your breath.