Although we don’t typically articulate the difference between stress and anxiety, they are actually quite different. Stress comes from external pressures we experience in our everyday lives. Often this comes in the form of work or tasks that put undue pressure on our minds and bodies. When we experience this stress, adrenaline is released and can have negative effects on our bodies. Some of those effects can be depression (in the long term), high blood pressure, and anxiety. Thus, stress is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or “stressor”. Anxiety is actually this feeling we describe as "stress" that continues after that stressor itself is gone. As such, "stress" often has similar physiological symptoms to anxiety.