Our fast paced lives can often put us into situations where we are stressed and we don’t even feel know it.
However, it is moments like these that we need to focus on our bodies and the signals that it is sending us that we need to change something and simply put – relax.
Here are the 9 signs that your body will send if you’re over-stressed:
- Your Whole Body Is In Pain
When your stress levels are extremely high, your body will start to crank up and break down. You will experience health issues such as tense muscles, diarrhea, chest pain, stomach issues palpitations and ulcers. Headaches will also be a very common issue on daily basis and you might even develop arthritis. That is why, if you’re dealing with so much stress from work, or with family and friends, it is important to know where to draw the line. Listening to the natural responses of your body will show you when you need to take some preventive measures.
- You’re Not Sleeping Well
Stress often takes away our joy of a good night sleep and this is where insomnia and exhaustion start to kick in. And even if you do manage to fall asleep, you can’t help but have tons of nightmares. Well this is a sign of stress in your daily life. Exercising, meditating and maintaining a healthy diet will eventually help you find the root of this problem. Stay aware of this sign since sleep is the first thing that gets affected from stress.
- Weight Fluctuations
Stress can find its way into your diet and it can often lead you to overeating or not eating at all which can result in drastic weight gain or weight loss. Our physical and emotional state is often mirrored in our diet. When we have an inconsistent and unhealthy diet, our metabolism tends to slow down, which in many cases has proven to cause other health issues as well. Maintaining a healthy diet even in days where you lose or gain appetite is the key to prevent other more serious health issues.
- You Can’t Get Your Mind Off Of Your Problems and Work
If you find yourself having problems with letting go whatever your problem is, even for a moment, then stress has a good hold of you. It is a fact that you cannot find a solution for something if your head is constantly in a buzz and not thinking straight. So whatever the issue and the cause for your stress and problem is, always try to find a moment to relax and get your head clear before you start looking for a solution. Being over-stressed will not only prevent you from coming up with a solution, but it will also emotionally break you down.
- You Can’t Sit Still
We all know what being inpatient and stressed looks like. You’re always moving and engaging in some physical activity. Simply put, you can’t hold still for even a moment. This is the result of anxiety and stress and if you’re having problems with this issue or if it is affecting your life too much, there isn’t any shame in contacting a professional to help you with it.
- You Are Impatient With Others
When we feel pressured and stress we often lose our tolerance and understanding for others. We easily get irritated and we tend to push even the people we feel closest away from us. Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders will never let you live a happy life. And neither will releasing your anger on your dearest ones. The sign of impatience and irritability is definitely one of the more significant signs of your body that you just need to take a deep breath, and smell some flowers. Simply put, try to relax, not every problem in the world is yours.
- You Have Mood Swings
When our stress levels rise, the first thing that suffers is our mental health. If you find yourself happy and motivated in one moment, and then sobbing and enraged the other, then you might be dealing with stress that affects your hormones. Bottling your emotions for too long can also be a cause for this which is why you should avoid it. Find someone close and dear to talk to about your feelings and problems, and if you can’t, simply see a psychiatrist. It might be uncomfortable at first, but it will ease up once you’ve shared how you feel with another person that understands you.
- You’re Losing Hair
According to experts, people shed around 100 hairs a day. Stress however can cause this number to significantly increase which leads to a sped up process of hair loss. If you notice a large amount of hair loss, you need to contact a medical expert right away to help you with the situation, because if your stress levels don’t decrease, there is a risk of near baldness in just three to four months.
- You Have a Loss of Libido
One of the most common issues that stressed people avoid to confess is the loss of libido. When the stress levels in the body are increased the hormones responsible to the sexual response are greatly affected. Although many people won’t confess this to themselves or even their partner, if you’re having problems with your decreased libido it is time for you to start some relaxation techniques, exercises, consulting and stress management. Once you share your problems they no longer will have any power over you.