I want to validate not just your emotional experience of stress but your actual physical, neurological experience of stress. In the Ted talk clip below by Madhumita Murgia, he walks you through the biochemical process and implications of chronic stress. If you feel fearful, anxious, and out of control on a chronic level this can manifest as difficulty concentrating, making decisions, remembering and retaining new ideas, relating to others then leading to depression. The good news is that you can reverse the effects of stress with exercise and meditation. Therapy can help map out the causes and origins of your stress to support long term change.