stress woman signs and symptoms

The most unsafe thing about stress is how it can easily take over your body and creep up on you. You get used to having stress sitting on your shoulder. And even factors affecting your mental/physical health aren’t noticed or prioritize accordingly. We become more careless. That’s why you need to know or be aware of the most common signs and symptoms of stress.

  • Emotional symptoms:
    • Depression or general unhappiness
    • Anxiety and agitation
    • Moodiness, irritability, or anger
    • Feeling overwhelmed
    • Loneliness and isolation
    • Other mental or emotional health problems
  • Cognitive symptoms:
    • Memory problems
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Poor judgment
    • Seeing only the negative
    • Anxious or racing thoughts
    • Constant worrying
  • Behavioral symptoms:
    • Eating more or less
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Withdrawing from others
    • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
    • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax.
    • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
  • Physical symptoms:
    • Aches and pains
    • Diarrhea or constipation
    • Nausea, dizziness
    • Chest pain, rapid heart rate
    • Loss of sex drive
    • Frequent colds or flu

By keeping in mind all these signs and symptoms of stress one can notice and start taking actions on how to control stress. To manage your stress level and to learn stress management do read our blog series on To overcome stress“.

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