Daily life can leave you feeling stressed out and whilst it’s cold comfort, it’s a common complaint.
It could be work, money, family, there are so many triggers. If you don’t sleep well or have enough, this can compound resulting in a permanent state of anxiety leaving your body in a continual state of emergency. Learn the signs and symptoms now.
Around 77% of Americans experience stress and anxiety physical symptoms at some time in their life. Even simple things can add up when not attended to.
There are a number of Cognitive Symptoms that including seeing only the negative, inability to concentrate, difficulty in decision making and poor judgment to name a few.
If you are disorganized and lacking in direction, these are sure fire signs you may have derailed and need get back on track.
According to Tico and Tina, the creators of the above infographic, some of the emotional symptoms that you may experience can range from depression, moodiness, apathy, short temper, agitation, inability to relax, low self-esteem and you might find that you are susceptible to frequent crying spells.
Cognitive and Emotional symptoms spill over into physical symptoms. They come in many forms including shaking, nervousness, rapid heart beat, lack of sex drive to name a few. Sweating, low energy and headaches are also common complaints. Your behavior doesn’t escape either.
Overreacting, obsessive compulsive behavior, nail biting, punctuality and a lack of interest in your appearance can be symptoms of stress. The above chart lists 69 signs and symptoms that you more than likely had no idea about.
The good news is there are some simple ways to clear the stress from your world. Preparing for your day in advance and managing your time effectively will have a hugely positive effect on you life.
Go outside and connect with nature, get fresh air and lots of sunshine and be sure to move. Exercise is critical for good physical and mental health. Get into the habit of laughing regularly even when you don’t feel that way. Keep a smile on your face and fake it until you make it. Your mind is powerful and it takes as many muscles to frown as it does smile.
Breathing deeply and daily meditation can also be very helpful. Many find that keeping a gratitude journal really helps to remind them of all the good things that they are part of. Sleep is the icing on the cake. Consider it fuel for your body. Don’t run on empty!
Something else you might like to try are Stress Detox Drinks. They work really well and we have a whole post dedicated to the topic. You will love all the great recipes. Check out our post here