Symptoms of stress

Symptoms of Stress are different for each of us. A reliable indicator that you are stressed is if you are experiencing 3 or more of the following symptoms over a long period of time. Generally over a few weeks and months rather than days.

  1. Anxious
  2. Agitated
  3. Behavioural problems
  4. Can't think clearly
  5. Can't relax
  6. Chest pain
  7. Constant worrying
  8. More prone to crying
  9. Diarrhoea or constipation
  10. Depression
  11. Dizzy spells
  12. Eczema and skin rashes
  13. Fears are magnified
  14. Feeling edgy
  15. Feeling tense
  16. Feeling overwhelmed
  17. Frequent colds
  18. Headaches, neckaches, backaches, trapped nerves
  19. Indecisiveness
  20. Impatience
  21. Inability to concentrate
  22. Insomnia
  23. Irritability
  24. Inability to relax
  25. Less tolerant
  26. Loss of sex drive
  27. Low confidence and self-esteem
  28. Memory problems
  29. More sensitive
  30. Nausea
  31. Negative emotions
  32. Negative Moods
  33. Nervous habits
  34. Not interested in socialising
  35. Palpitations
  36. Panic Attacks
  37. Poor judgment
  38. Procrastination
  39. Restlessness
  40. Short temper
  41. Sense of doom and gloom
  42. Sense of loneliness and isolation
  43. Sleeping too much
  44. Teeth grinding, biting nails
  45. Using drugs and alcohol to 'get away' from problems
  46. Weightloss through worry
  47. Weight gain through comfort eating


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