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The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet. It will help you break the vicious cycle of anxiety.

What is The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet?

Anxiety is a normal response to your body towards stress. Stress and anxiety go hand in hand, just like you can’t get stress out of our body the same way you can’t get rid of anxiety. Anxiety is a part of your life; as long as you can deal with it, and it doesn’t affect your daily functioning, it is okay. But if you cannot control it, then it is a vicious cycle leading to one event after another until it gets worse.

How The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet helps?

By getting to know about the different stages or cycles of anxiety, you will control or manage your triggers. After getting to know the vicious cycle of anxiety, you will be able to break this vicious cycle of anxiety.

  • Anxiety Symptoms: Physiological and psychological symptoms, how your body reacts to the anxiety-provoking situation, thought, or event.
  • Avoidance: Ignoring, not thinking about the problem, conscious attempt to avoid the situation. E.g., not going to school to prevent the test
  • Short Term Relief: An immediate sense of relief occurs that came with avoiding.
  • Long Term Relief: The fear that led to avoidance gets worsen, and the symptoms of stress that appeared now will get greater and bigger

Instructions on how to use The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet

Fill the worksheet below as per your experience, be specific about your symptoms and coping mechanism.

You can download this worksheet here.


On this page, we provided you with a The Cycle of Anxiety Worksheet, which hopefully helped you break the vicious cycle of anxiety.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.
If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.