I thought I would share some insight on this very common topic.
Stress affects everyone and is a normal reaction that we all experience from time to time in pressurised situations.
External stressors are those that we are aware of around us, these can include traumas, life experiences or daily hassles.
Internal stressors are feelings that pop into our heads and cause us to feel uneasy, these can include unrealistic expectations, uncertainties, low self esteem and apprehensions.
If you can answer yes to 5 or more of these symptoms then you may be suffering with stress:
-Obesity and Over-eating
-Increased or excessive drinking of alcohol
-Loss of appetite
-If you smoke – you’ll smoke more
-Increased coffee consumption
-Excessive and continuing irritability with other people
-You can’t make decisions, large or small.
-Unable to concentrate – (common symptom of stress)
-Increased and suppressed anger
-Not be able to cope with life, feeling out of control
-Jump from one job to another without finishing things
-Excessive emotion & crying at small irritations
-Lack of interest in anything other than work
-Permanently tired even after sleep – (another very common symptom of stress)
-Decreased sex drive / libido
-Stress can cause Nail biting
Please share your tips on managing stress with our community members!
We will be holding a live webinar soon with one of our expert mind and life coaches to discuss this topic in more detail and to answer all your questions!
This infographic provides some helpful tips: