Stress is something that everyone deals with from time to time. There are different symptoms to recognize stress in yourself.
Your health can be affected by stress, which is why it’s important to recognize these symptoms and learn how to handle minor or major causes of stress.
These symptoms include constant worrying, forgetfulness, overthinking, having a hard time making decisions, and loss of sense of humor.
All of the above symptoms can lead to a negative impact on our health, leading to minor to chronic headaches, anxiety, and body aches.
Emotional symptoms include anxiety, anger, feeling powerless and sadness, and frequent mood swings.
Lastly, physical symptoms can include a racing heart, headaches, exhaustion, upset stomach, and even muscle tension.
If you frequently find yourself stressed, this can lead to long-term harm to your health— both mental and physical.
Health problems caused by stress include:
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Heart disease
- Weight problems
- Digestive problems
- Thinking and memory problems
- Trouble with sleep
Whether your stress is caused by work, school, or finance, it is important to find ways to manage stress.
To decrease the risk of negative health effects, try these tips the next time you’re feeling stressed:
- Get regular exercise— a walk outdoors can help boost your mood
- Journal— writing out how you feel can help
- Talk to a health professional— it’s important to seek help when needed, and remember, you are not alone
- Massage Therapy
Other stress relief activities include: