We certainly are in difficult & stressful times, who could have thought we would have been facing COVID 19 this year. Many have been in lock down for months on end having little contact with not only the outside world in general but also close family and friends.
There are different types of stress, the type of stress we get when we are under pressure at work is one type, stress from worrying about an outcome is another, but this year we face a new type of stress, uncertainty. Not knowing what is going to happen is a form of stress that affects a lot of people
If you’re questioning whether or not what you’re dealing with is stress, there’s a good chance that’s what it is. However, if you’re still not sure, there are several different signs that’ll help you confirm it. Look out for these emotional and physical symptoms to show up in your daily life.
Symptoms You May Experience
First of all, you‘ll want to take into account any emotional symptoms you have. Many of these resemble those of depression.
These include moodiness, restlessness, and a feeling of being overwhelmed and completely out of control. Stress also manifests itself in feelings of loneliness and worthlessness that simply won’t go away.
Besides these, a strong desire to avoid the company of others and difficulty focusing on tasks are present. You may also have suicidal thoughts, experience more anxiety than you normally would, and feel a lot of guilt.
If you’ve been getting a lot of headaches lately, stress could very well be the culprit. Insomnia and disruptive dreams go hand in hand with this condition, as well. Ringing in the ears, incredibly low energy, and uncomfortable chest pain are all undesirable symptoms of stress.
Forgetfulness, an increased or decreased appetite, stomach problems, constipation, and nausea are also quite common. If you find that you’re experiencing several of these on a regular basis, your assumption that it’s stress is quite plausible.
Signs You Might See As for the symptoms that are visible to the naked eye, there are a few that you’ll want to be paying close attention to, in order to help you figure out just what’s going on with you. You should be on the lookout for panic attacks that often manifest themselves through trembling lips, shaking hands, frequent blushing, or some sweating.
You may also experience a dry mouth, sweaty hands, or any kind of sudden muscle spasm. Aside from these, you might break out in hives and get unexplained rashes or itchiness. A clenched jaw and grinding teeth will also let you know that something’s not right.
These are all signs that you won’t be able to miss easily. If you were wondering all this time what’s behind them, now you have a better idea of what it could be. Initially, recognizing the signs of stress might not be the most comforting thing.
However, it’s important that you know what you’re dealing with in order to find the best way to treat it. As horrible as stress is, there’s one positive element to it. It’s easy to spot when you’re not looking for it, and this means it’ll be easy to treat, as well
Learn to Meditate the easy way
Meditation doesn’t have to be difficult, simply closing your eyes, slowing your breath down, focussing on one point, one word like love or peace, this is meditation and a very effective way of dealing with stress.
In fact there have been numerous studies completed that confirm those who practice meditation not only reduce their stress levels but have a much better chance of not developing serious conditions like high blood pressure and heart attacks. You can easily make the setting more tranquil but using a soy candle, incense, gongs. There are even apps that you can download these days that help you meditate and get into that nice chilled out zone