STRESS

Common Signs of Stressyoga illustration

Everyone responds to stress a little differently. Your symptoms may be different from someone else’s.

Here are some signs to look for:

  • Headaches
  • Trouble getting things done
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Not eating, or eating too much
  • Lack of energy
  • Upset stomach
  • General aches and pains
  • Feeling like you have no control
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of focus
  • Back pain
  • Short temper
  • Needing to have too much control

These may also be signs of depression or anxiety, which can be caused by long-term stress.

Keep Stress in Check

  1. Develop a new attitude – solve the problems you can and let go of what you can’t solve. Be flexible. Get organized. Set limits to balance your live.
  2. Relax – Take deep breaths. Stretch. Massage tense muscles. Do something you want to do.
  3. Take care of your body – Get enough sleep. Eat right. Get moving. Don’t deal with stress in unhealthy ways.
  4. Connect with Others – Share your stress. Get help from a professional if you need to. Help others. Join a group exercise class.

 

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