Stress management 3 ways your body tells you that you're stressed

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How to tell you're stressed.

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Stress may be affecting you and you don't even know it.

Sometimes that headache isn't because you haven't had your cup of tea yet.

It could be your body trying to tell you to take it easy. To reduce your workload. To take a short holiday.

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Here are three ways your body is telling you, you're stressed.

1. Physical symptoms.

When you're stressed, the extra strain can cause physical symptoms to appear.

They include:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling tired
  • Low libido
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia

2. Emotional symptoms

According to Mayo Clinic you may need to pay closer attention to your well being if you experience the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Always feeling like you're missing or forgetting something
  • Being unable to sit still for long periods of time
  • Being unable to concentrate
  • Sudden forgetfulness
  • Feeling constantly sad
  • Wavering feelings of elation and anger

3. Behavioral symptoms

  • Taking more alcohol than usual.
  • Excessive smoking
  • Exercising less often
  • Snapping at people more often than usual
  • Feeling impatient with people
  • Constantly eating or failing to eat enough

If you experience a combination of these after a change of environment, a traumatic event, change of jobs, loss, or any life changes- you should seek assistance. When left unchecked, stress can lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.

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