Stress is a part of our lives. As much as we try to avoid being stressed out it rarely works in our favor. However, the smart thing to do is understand the nature of the stress, stress symptoms and work consciously towards dealing with it, if not eradicating it completely.
Stress is not just mental; it could affect the physical aspect too. It occurs in varied forms, having different causes attached to it. Regardless of what the nature of stress is, you still have ways and means to deal with it. Just like when you visit a doctor with any problem, they would ask you questions pertaining to what is happening and how often. Likewise, for a condition like stress, it is very important to be well aware of the symptoms.
The thing with stress symptoms is that you don’t necessarily need to experience all of them in order to say that you are undergoing stress. Just having two or more conditions of the list suggests that you are experiencing the stress. The symptoms take a toll on you and it may be daunting to your mental health as well as physical health. Stress can hamper your thoughts, feelings and behavior as well. Therefore, if you are able to understand and recognize the symptoms, you can learn to manage them. If you are going to leave the symptoms unchecked, then it will continue to hamper your health, and lead to additional physical and mental problems.
Common stress symptoms come under three categories:
In terms of Body, the following common symptoms are noticed:
- Sleep Problems
- Muscle Tension
- Stomach Upset
- Chest Pain
- Problems or changes in sex drive
In terms of Mood, the following common symptoms are noticed:
- Lack or Low level of motivation
In terms of Behavior, the following common symptoms are noticed:
- Overeating or under eating
- Anger outbursts
- Social withdrawal
- Indulging in drug or alcohol abuse
Therefore, the best way to cope with or eliminate stress is by knowing the common stress symptoms. The above mentioned symptoms are a few common ones; other symptoms can lead to stress too. Whether you visit a physician or a psychiatrist, with prior knowledge about symptoms, you can work through your problems in a better manner.
A few times, it is noticed that some patients are in denial and refuse to accept the current stressors. This is where the concerned patients need to go through relatively more sessions as compared to people who accept their stressors and symptoms. Effectiveness of any treatment is possible only when the patient is ready to accept his or her condition. With stress, the symptoms help in understanding the true cause and eventually it leads to betterment of the patient.
So, do not push things until the last minute. When you feel you are experiencing something unusual, take a breath and try to connect the dots. If you feel it is the stress after all, do not hold yourself back to treat it. In the end, it is definitely going to be worth it, what you will get is a mentally and physically healthy life back and this is what we all want.
Author byline: my name is Anna Everson and I'm a certified content marketer and copywriter. I started my career in Toronto, but now I am working as a freelance copywriter. I have experience creating persuasive blog posts, case studies, Email sequences and other stuff. I also tutor writing on Saturday mornings as well as teach an advanced writing class for middle school children one afternoon a week. I am a great fan of yoga and photography, almost all my free time I spend on the kitchen, cooking something special.
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