Therapist Thursday - What Are Some Common Signs of Stress?
Elements Massage Apr 10, 2014
What Are Some Common Signs of Stress?
"There are many indicators that can signal stress in your life and body. Beyond those physical signs of sore and stiff muscles are many physiological and emotional indicators. One of the first is feeling rushed and not having time to get everything done. Waking up at night thinking or worrying about unfinished tasks. Feeling like you have more problems, accidents and things going wrong in your life. You find yourself having no patience with coworkers or family. You find it hard to let go of frustrations. There are also other physical problems such as aches, pains, headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure and fatigue."
"Stress can manifest in many different ways. Our mental health, as well as our physical health, can deteriorate from chronic stress patterns. Some of the minor complaints of stress include the inability to focus, trouble sleeping and muscle fatigue, leading to worse symptoms such as extreme weight gain or loss, anxiety or depression if the stress isn't managed."
"Signs of stress are different for everyone but some general ones are headaches, tension, gastrointestinal issues, teeth clenching or grinding, body tension, emotional changes, fatigue, loss of interest, and being scatter-brained."