How to spot the signs of stress

How to spot signs of stress

You can sometimes simply feel the sensation of stress but there are also times where you’ll notice other feelings, or behaviour changes before you feel stress.

Common emotion changes include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • lonely
  • sense of dread
  • lack of interest
  • lack of positive emotion anhedonia
  • impatience
  • aggression/irritable
  • worrying about your health
  • loss of sense of humour

Common behavioural changes include:

  • eating more or less than normal
  • feeling crying or crying
  • finding it hard to concentrate
  • finding it hard to make decisions
  • avoiding your problems
  • being more aggressive with other people
  • nail biting
  • picking at your skin
  • increase alcohol or drug consumption

Common Physical changes include:

  • panic attacks
  • hyperventilating
  • high blood pressure
  • headaches
  • feeling dizzy
  • sore eyes
  • sleep disturbance
  • sexual problems
  • tiredness
  • grinding teeth
  • constipation or diarrhoea
  • chest pain

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