How To Identify The Symptoms Of Stress
And How To Cope With Them
It never ends does it? Every day the problems,
responsibilities, tasks and work accumulates. Everybody needs
it right away! Not even the high tech gadgets and tools seem to
help much. These may even speed up your life even
Studies show that one in two people have experienced stress
when they turn 40. Now I have to ask you, do you suffer from
stress and can you cope?
Admitting you cannot cope
Okay, so you’re admitting that you are stressed. Well done. It
may take more courage to recognize you cannot cope and you are
not suffering, but the first step is the most important part of
defeating stress. The answer to all problems starts with that
very first step. The problem with this is that most people
don’t see it.
Usually, you would be the last person to find out if you have a
problem. If you asked your friends and family, they may tell
you. But most probably they won’t tell you unless you ask them
because they don’t want to hurt your feelings.
Now that you took the first step, what is the part of your life
that you don’t like any longer? Do you find time for your own
indulgences? Do you get to relax? Do you do good things for
Do you believe that is selfish? Are you resenting all your
responsibilities, tasks, jobs or people who fill your life day
and night? Or perhaps, it has been this way for a long
Now is the time to stand back, take control of the situation
and take action.
Identify the signs of your distress
How do you know if you’re suffering from stress? What are the
symptoms of stress you have to look for? There are three
different types of stress symptoms and they are physical,
emotional and mental.
Physical symptoms of stress may include:
Shortness of breath
Sleeplessness or sleeping too much
Tight muscles or pain
Emotional symptoms of stress may include:
Lack of sense of humor
Getting upset easily
You can be easily upset
Mental symptoms of stress may include:
Loss of concentration
Inability to think when required
Lack of interest in anything
Making simple math errors
You may have experienced some or a combination of these
symptoms of stress. Since everybody is different, you could
react differently than others.
Recognizing and admitting the problems you have, if only to
yourself, is a very significant start. The next phase is
discovering what you can do to fix them. This may not
necessarily mean you have to use medication or
You may not realize this, but there are different natural ways
to relieve and manage stress that do much better for you and
It’s up to you to explore what is the best for you.