9 Dangerous Effects Stress Has On Your Health (and what to do about it)
Many people deal with stress everyday, some people experience it much more often. This is a result of the way in which people choose to cope with this common problem. Here are some signs that you may be putting yourself under too much stress.
1. Concentrating on sleeping can keep you up
Thinking to hard about falling asleep may actually attribute to that fact that you can’t fall asleep. The best advice you can get is to try and relax. Take your mind off of falling asleep and occupy yourself with another activity like watching television or reading.
2. You find it hard to get out of bed
This is a clear indication that you have been overcome by stress. This feeling of not wanting to leave your bed, or being unwilling to get up, is a sign that things must change. Often when people have a lot on their plate they dread waking up in the morning.
3. Your stomach tends to act up
This is a result of nervousness and stress. You are so concentrated on what you must do that your body uses that stress and allocates it elsewhere. This happens with a lot of people, usually when the issue is resolved the feelings will go away.
4. You often feel ill
This is a result of your immune system reacting to the stress you put yourself under. Not being able to thinking freely, or calmly, can result in your body having negative reactions. Try to stay calm and clear your mind, this will benefit your body as well.
5. You may have trouble finding things
When your brain is clustered you may tend to forget where certain things are, or where you left them. This is a result of built up stress. Having your priorities all over the place may cause you to misplace certain things.
6. Your mind races in all directions
This happens often. People get a little bad news and all of a sudden their world is turned upside down. Sometimes you must remember to breathe, not everything is as bad as it seems. By freaking out you are just increasing the amount of stress you are already dealing with.
7. You experience tightness in your head
This is also a result of high amounts of stress. This is actually more of a medical issue. People who experience this are suffering from stiffness or headaches. Try relaxation techniques like breathing and stretching your neck to counter these experiences.
8. High emotional levels
If you don’t usually get upset easily but you are experiencing an increase of emotion you may be suffering from stress. This is a way for your body to cope with the feelings you have built up inside. You are looking for a way to expel those emotions and often, when under a lot of stress, your emotions get the best of you.
9. Loss of sex drive
This is a very common symptom of stress. You often have too much going on in your life that you can’t concentrate on the signals your body sends regarding physical needs. You will often neglect the people and feeling you have. This is extremely unhealthy for the mind and body.
Use this information to your advantage next time you feel overwhelmed. Remember that it’s most likely not the end of the world, and that relaxation is the only way to effectively deal with these problems.