Don't Ignore the Symptoms of Stress
by Nikki Willhite
Cartoon stress is funny. Real
isn't. Stress can lead to anxiety disorders, depression and other
debilitating conditions which affect the quality of your life.
Most people suffer stress at some
time during their lives. Usually it is temporary and goes away.
However, if stress goes on too long, it may lead to a "melt down" and you are in
The most serious stress comes from
being in a position where you can't see an end to it. If a project is causing you stress but
you know it will end soon, chances are the stress won't be a serious issue.
If, on the other hand, you are in a situation causing you stress that doesn't
look like it is going to end, that is serious.
Everyone should know the signs of
stress. Some of them are obvious. Others are only seen in hindsight.
Sometimes people know they are in trouble, and tell other people they are
"hanging by a thread", but they are not taken seriously.
If you have any of the following
symptoms, you may be in trouble. If you develop anxiety issues it is not
going to be cheap to fix them. It is frugal to maintain not only your
physical health but your mental well-being. Don't dig a hole for yourself
living with stress. If you can't fix it yourself, get help.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON SIGNS OF
Breaking into tears and crying
Tensing up your muscles
Getting sick all the time
Acid reflex and heartburn
Gaining or losing weight
Not thinking clearly
Feeling like you just can't take it anymore
Stress symptoms are tricky, because all of the
above may be caused by something else. The body has a limited amount of
symptoms when something is troubling it.
The top 4 symptoms are the most obvious stress
symptoms. If you feel stressed, take it seriously. If you go "down",
it may be like Humpty Dumpty. You will never be able to put the pieces
back together again, and life as you once knew it will be over.
Watch yourself, take care of yourself, put
yourself first when you have to, and seek help if you need it.
About the Author: Nikki Willhite,
mother of 3 and an interior design graduate, has been writing and publishing
articles on the topic of
frugal living for over a
decade. Visit her at
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