I like to spend some time watching people when I´m out in the mall, at a restaurant or any other public space, I also like to listen to people close to me, I´m interested in them as much as I´m interested in you. What I see is that most of us are dealing with too much stress in our lives, we have some symptoms but we don´t know they are related to chronic stress.
Here are some of the signs you need to be aware of:
1.- Acne.- This is a big one for me, when I was in school and in one of my jobs I was really stressed out for almost everything, all the amount of work and projects, meetings, the teachers, the boss, the classmates and coworkers.
2.- Sleep problems.- When you are dealing with any situation that is so stressful you´ll find it harder to fall asleep, the quality of sleep will be bad and you don´t get enough sleep.
3.- Headaches.- High levels of stress can cause headaches, migraines and pain in the neck and shoulders.
4.- Mental issues.- Depression and anxiety are related to stressful situations, even when mental problems can be triggered by many factors, people who are dealing with them can get worse with stress.
5.- Muscle tension.- Have you ever felt your body and muscles so tense and the next day you feel like all your body hurts, this is caused by stress.
6.- Digestive issues.- In some of us when we´re under stress and time after it we can have some digestive issue like constipation, feeling bloated or diarrhea.
7.- Changes in mood.- Feeling angry, easily irritated, frustrated, overwhelmed are emotional signs of stress.
This are some of the most common signs of symptoms of stress in our body and most of us do not know and we do not pay attention to our body. When you become aware of this you can take action immediately and I´m not talking about taking an aspirin, I´m talking about taking some time for yourselves, even a few minutes to breathe and meditate can have a positive effect and lower the symptoms.
Being aware means that we need to pay attention and listen to our body and try to find out what causes a certain problem so that we can avoid it in the future. It takes time to learn to be aware and to listen to your body, we´re always focused on what´s happening outside of us and we rarely focus on how we feel inside until something´s wrong.
Also most of the times we treat the symptoms and not the cause, we´ve been used to this and whit this system we´re only lowering or eliminating the symptom which can gives us some relief for a short period of time but in the long run things just get worst causing more damage to our body.
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