How Stressed Are You? Find Out Now

Are you feeling stressed out and do you know the signs? Our post shows you the symptoms and some natural remedies to try.
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Daily life can leave you feeling stressed out and whilst it’s cold comfort, it’s a very common complaint. Some of the triggers include work, money, family to name a few.

If you don’t sleep well, or have enough, this can compound resulting in a permanent state of anxiety. This leaves your body in a continual state of emergency. Today we are sharing with you the signs and symptoms.

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A staggering 77% of Americans experience stress and anxiety. This includes mental and physical symptoms. Even the most seemingly simple of things can add up when not attended to.

There are a number of cognitive symptoms including a negative mindset, inability to concentrate, difficulty in decision making, and poor judgment to name a few.

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Stress And Your Body

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If you are disorganized and lacking in direction, these are sure-fire signs you may have derailed and need to get back on track.

Some of the emotional symptoms that you may experience can include depression, moodiness, apathy, short temper, agitation, inability to relax, low self-esteem and you frequent crying spells.

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65 Signs And Symptoms Of Stress

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Cognitive and emotional symptoms spill over into physical symptoms. They come in many forms including shaking, nervousness, rapid heartbeat, 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 65 signs and symptoms to know.

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10 Daily Steps For Less Stress

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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 be hugely beneficial.

Spending time outdoors, connecting with nature, should be top of your list. Nothing beats fresh air and lots of sunshine. Exercise is also critical for good physical and mental health. Get into the habit of laughing regularly, even if you don’t feel like it. Keep moving and don’t allow yourself to stagnate.

Turn your frown upside down! Smiling will make you feel better and while we’re on the subject, bananas are the ultimate happiness boost!

Breathing deeply and daily meditation can also be very helpful. Many find that keeping a gratitude journal is also an integral part of their wellbeing. Sleep is the icing on the cake. Be sure that you get plenty of rest and 15 minutes of being barefoot on the grass each day can have a hugely positive effect.

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