Many people in our culture experience the feeling that too much is demanded of them. Often people don’t know how to define or react to these feelings . It is within the normal range to feel overwhelmed sometimes . But, daily tasks can become burdensome and time can seem crunched. With work, school, family and social activities all needing attention, a person can become desperate to get relief. Unusual behavior (such as tearfulness or sleeplessness), troubling thoughts (such as second-guessing yourself or indecisiveness) and strong emotions (such as anger or helplessness) may occur. Oftentimes, these reactions are attributed to the circumstances or the environment that surrounds them. However, when it becomes chronic or more intense, other factors may be at work. For instance, it is not unusual for someone who has anxiety to feel overwhelmed or panicky. One way to tell if you have anxiety is to observe if what you are experiencing interferes with the ability to complete tasks, to attend, to sleep, to eat well and generally to succeed in self-care. If this describes how you feel, you may want to consider a professional evaluation.