Dervla Loughnane, a psychologist with over 22-years-experience, also revealed people over 30 are more likely to feel their anxiety at 10am while those under 21 are more reflective, and have their most anxious moments at 5pm
Psychologists have dubbed 7am 'stress o'clock' after discovering people in their twenties feel most anxious as they prepare for a long day at work.
Dervla Loughnane, a psychologist with over 22-years-experience, also revealed people over 30 are more likely to feel their anxiety at 10am while those under 21 are more reflective, and have their most anxious moments at 5pm.
Dervla, 47, runs a text-based psychology service and believes people over 30 probably have their most anxious moments at 7am too, but don't have time to feel that way until their mid-morning tea break.
'In the morning the people in that age group are more likely to be racing around, helping kids get ready for school, rushing to work,' the mother-of-two told Daily Mail Australia.
'They likely feel stressed and anxious at 7am but they are trying to get everything done it time so don't acknowledge it,' she said.
Morning stress is usually due to workplace anxiety, Dervla explained, but can also be triggered by a poor night's sleep.
'If people are experiencing anxiety as soon as they wake up in the morning, and are dreading going to work then it is often because there is conflict in the workplace,' she said.
Identifying the reason why your feeling anxious or stressed about going to work is important and if often more complicated than hating your job, she explained.
When am I most likely to feel anxious?
Peak anxiety times can depend on a person's age - but can also depend on where they live and if they do shift work.
People aged 15-21 feel most anxious between 3pm and 5pm
People aged between 21-29 feel most anxious at 7am
People aged between 30-39 feel most anxious at 10am - although psychologists believe they also wake up anxious but 'don't have time for it' until mid-morning
People in rural communities often feel anxious at 7pm, after work
Fifo workers and people who do long shifts also tend to feel most anxious at the end of their work day
If the anxiety comes after a restless night sleep then this could highlight other issues.
'A bad night's sleep is almost always connected to some kind of psychological issue and it is usually relationship or work based,' she said.
And while reaching for a caffeine-loaded beverage to push through the morning seems like the obvious choice to many - it isn't the most helpful.
Psychologists have nicknamed 7am 'stress o'clock' after discovering people feel most anxious as they prepare for a long day at work (stock image)
'Reaching for a Red Bull or coffee or other energy drink is just going to over stimulate the adrenal system,' she said.
Which will likely make you feel worse.
'People who text in to us feel better because they have been able to put into words how they are feeling, which helps them get to the bottom of the issue,' she said.
So journaling can be a great way to get rid of anxious thoughts.
'It helps to put things into perspective.
Drinks like tea, which are loaded with antioxidants and water are always better than caffeinated drinks in these moments, she said.
Young people, aged under 21, revealed they feel anxious at the end of the day - not at the beginning.
This was also true for people working in shift-work industries like mining and for rural workers like farmers.
It is when they relax at the end of a day their anxiety has time to flare up.
For young people the peak times are between 3pm and 5pm.
For rural workers its 7pm.
What can I do to relieve or minimise my feelings of anxiety?
Psychologist, Dervla Loughnane, has revealed her top tips to reduce the severity and frequency of stress and anxiety attacks.
Practicing breathing techniques like 'two, four, eight' breathing can be helpful when you are feeling anxious.
It is also best to avoid caffeinated drinks when feeling anxious.
To minimise the frequency of stress or anxiety Dervla recommends daily exercise, social contact, time in the sun, journaling and a healthy diet.
Exercise could be as simple as a '15-minute walk in the sun'.
Social contact could be calling or texting a friend - but should be daily.
Dervla said everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives to various degrees.
She recommends people concentrate on their breathing during episodes, using the two, four, eight, breathing method.
But there are steps everyone can take to reduce general stress and anxiety in their lives.
This includes daily exercise, a 15-minute walk in the sun is enough, according to Dervla.
Connecting with people socially every day is another key thing people can do to improve their outlook - this can be a text message to loved ones.
And the last thing is to look at your diet, fueling your body well is key to feeling good - this could mean consuming less junk food, alcohol and energy drinks. And increasing water intake.
It is also important to know when to reach out for professional help.
'When your anxiety begins to be debilitating and you start to actively avoid things you should get help,' she said.
Dervla, who runs a text-based psychology service believes people over 30 probably have their most anxious moments at 7am too, but don't have time to feel that way until their mid-morning tea break (stock image)
'When you notice your behaviour changing, you start to avoid going out or seeing people that's a sign you need help.'
This could be 'spending the first hour of the work day in the bathroom', waking up later and getting in late more often or not turning up more regularly.
Dervla says text-based support makes getting help easier because it is so convenient.
She thought her client base would be young when she started the Virtual Psychologist, but now has people in their 70s texting in.
'In a recent survey we found 68percent of people wouldn't have sought psychological support if there wasn't a text-based option,' she said.
People from remote and rural communities have enjoyed the convenience of the service.
Dervla said across the board people are less anxious after 11pm on Saturday nights.