21 June 2019 - 7:10
Stress is a mental and physical reaction to occasions that makes us furious, disturbs our balance. Stress is our body’s response to pressures from a situation or life event. To deal with the stressors, it flushes body with hormones which prepare to manage the difficult situations. This mechanism is known as “fight-or-flight”.
74% of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
[link removed as advertisement for commercial services website] has adverse effects on the mind, body, and behavior. There is wide range of symptoms that varies from person to person. Some people primarily experience physical symptoms, such as low back pain, stomach problems, and skin outbreaks. In others, the stress pattern centers on emotional symptoms, such as crying or hypersensitivity.
Memory problems Indecisiveness Inability to concentrate Trouble thinking clearly Poor judgment Seeing only the negative Anxious or racing thoughts Constant worrying Loss of objectivity Fearful anticipation
Moodiness Agitation Restlessness Short temper Irritability, impatience Inability to relax Feeling tense and “on edge” Feeling overwhelmed Sense of loneliness and isolation Depression or general unhappiness
Headaches or backaches Muscle tension and stiffness Diarrhea or constipation Nausea, dizziness Insomnia Chest pain, rapid heartbeat Weight gain or loss Skin breakouts (hives, eczema) Loss of sex drive Frequent colds
Eating more or less Sleeping too much or too little Isolating yourself from others Procrastination, neglecting Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax Teeth grinding or jaw clenching Overreacting to unexpected problems
Picking fights with others