Recognizing Stress Symptoms

You may not realize that you have a stressful attitude, but those around you may be treading lightly.  Maybe you have never thought about the things you do in light of stress and how it’s affecting your relationships. Fixing this is not as simple as squeezing a smiley ball stress reliever – but it might help. Rather, there is a multitude of various factors and stressors that may need to be addressed.  

So how do you know if you’re experiencing stress symptoms?  Here is quick list of questions you can ask yourself:

  • Do you lose your temper more quickly than usual?  Are your family members or coworkers always walking on eggshells around you because you are touchy?  (Ask your spouse if you aren’t sure)
  • Are you having more trouble concentrating on things?  Is even finishing simple tasks getting stressful?
  • Do you find yourself getting anxious and depressed more than is usual for you – and it doesn’t just go away?
  • Are you having neck problems and headaches more often than usual?  How about stomach pains?
  • Do you grind your teeth – day or night?  If you wake up with a headache, it may just be that you do.  Ask your spouse.
  • Do you brush off the little pleasures in your life like your child bringing you a drawing, or do you ignore a beautiful sunset?
  • Do you find yourself going to the fridge for snacks or the cupboard for drinks more often?  Are you perhaps smoking more heavily?

If you answered “yes” to more than one or two of these questions, you can be sure that you have excessive stress in your life. 

Just knowing you have stress symptoms can help you get on with dealing with it in a constructive way.  Check out top stress busting tips you can start today. 

Decide to de-stress – it is a life choice.

Author: SOT


3 thoughts on “Recognizing Stress Symptoms”

  1. Good post, Susan, we really have to control the amount of stress we have in our lives and make a concerted effort to de-stress from time to time.

    Enjoy the journey.


  2. Interestingly I left a comment to this post earlier today, Susan, but have come back to find it didn’t record, how strange.

    Very good post, all the things you point out are so true, glad to see you are able to recognise when to step back…

    Enjoy the journey.


  3. Hi Susan,

    right on with your thoughts and info. Stress is often times underestimated and can be the underlying cause for many so called ‘modern illnesses’. I personally work regularly with an acupuncturist and meditate frequently to get into the ‘zen-zone’ 🙂

    Many Thanks,

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