When we are over-stressed, we might not even feel the stress, as it masks itself under several symptoms.
Body In Pain
When you are under high stress levels, your body will start to break down.You can experience:
- stomach issues
- tense muscles
- chest pains
- heart palpitations
- body aches
Do not ignore the symptoms and analyze yourself a little bit,what is causing your condition.It isn’t just stress management that helps you heal. Acceptance and awareness is required.It is the first step to deal with stress management.
Having fluctuations in your sleeping patterns is an indicator that you are maybe over-stressed. Maybe if you try meditation,exercise and a healthy balance diet, will help you to correct the sleeping issues.
However, you need to find a cause of the problem. Are you worrying too much at night,or you are having nightmares?
Stress impedes a peaceful state of mind. Sleeping patterns do change with age and environmental factors, however, when you are over-stressed, sleep is one of the first things that gets affected.
When you are in stress,you either do not eat or you are eating too much.Stress will slow down your metabolism and slowly you will start gaining weight.
Changes in appetite is a radar to our emotional and physical state.If you are worrying and not addressing the issues, it can also find you losing weight quickly.
When we are over-stressed, cells do not get enough oxygen. The body is a vehicle, and how we treat it is based on our mental capacity to deal with emotional issues.
Thinking About Problems
You cannot find a solution until you detach from the problem. The excessive worrying can escalate to cause psychological and physical problems. If you are constantly checking your phone, emails, and other forms of communication from work, it is time to really face what’s important in your life. Stress will suffocate you.
Constant “On The Move”
If you can’t go for a walk, sit in contemplation, do gentle stretching exercises or just be with your own thoughts, there is a chance you are overly stressed.
If anxiety is constant and you can’t relax to even read a book, it’s time to address what’s causing you to avoid being still.
Sometimes the mind is the worst enemy. It’s time you get help with managing your anxiety and fears. Stress can be triggered by an imbalance in the emotional body. Things we avoid get pushed further and further down until we feel it in other areas of the body.
One of the symptoms of being over-stressed is lack of patience and tolerance with others. If you are snapping or getting angry quickly, most likely you are being tormented by too much in your life.
It’s not easy to carry the world on your shoulders. Sometimes we need to be vulnerable and ask for help. The lack of patience in others, and in yourself, is a sign that you need to slow down a little bit.
If you find yourself happy one moment, and then immediately crying the other, your hormones may be affected by too much stress.
Bottling up things inside and carrying everything alone, doesn’t help. Get help. Talk to others. Make time to find out what’s truly causing you to behave this way. Stress does not only injure the body, but it also compromises and hurts relationships.
Stress can enhance anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and addictions (from alcohol, drugs, sexual or food) and other mental health issues.
The loss of libido is one of the subjects that most people do not connect it with stress. They won’t even acknowledge it to themselves or their partners.
Whenever stress levels increase, the stress hormone secretions responsible for sexual response get affected.
Stress causes exhaustion and the inability to experience any kind of intimacy. If you are experiencing a decrease or loss in your libido, it may be time to try stress management and other relaxation techniques. Ultimately your mate shouldn’t be affected by outer issues that aren’t part of your loving relationship.
Express your fear and your concerns. Once it’s in the open, it no longer has power over you.