Are You Stressed? 10 Ways to Tell

Stress is a common experience that can have negative consequences on both your physical health and mental well being. Stress can manifest itself in many ways and it’s different for everyone.


It’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stress so that you can take action to address it effectively before it gets out of control.


This checklist is designed to help you identify the signs of stress in your body so that you can take the necessary steps to reduce it.


Checklist specifically for a Stressed Person about Symptoms of Stress.


1. Check if you are experiencing any of the following physical symptoms of stress:


  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Sleep problems


2. Check if you are experiencing any of the following emotional symptoms of stress:


  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sadness or Feeling Down
  • Irritability


3. Check if you are engaging in any of the following unhealthy coping mechanisms in response to stress:


  • Overeating or undereating
  • Sleeping too much or not enough
  • Avoiding people or social situations
  • Procrastinating
  • Relying on alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes to relax
  • Engaging in risky behaviours


4. Check your stress level using a stress assessment tool like the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS).


5. Check your daily routine and see if there are any areas where you can cut back on your commitments or delegate tasks to others.


6. Check your environment and see if there are any sources of stress that you can eliminate or reduce (e.g., noise, clutter, etc.).


7. Check your thoughts and see if you can reframe any negative thinking patterns that are contributing to your stress.


8. Check in with your support system and see if there are people you can talk to about your stressors.


9. Schedule some relaxation time into your day and make sure to stick to it.


10. Seek professional help if your stress levels are unmanageable or if you are struggling with unhealthy coping mechanisms.


This Symptoms of Stress Checklist will help you to identify the symptoms of stress that you may be experiencing. It is important to remember that not all of the symptoms on this list may be indicative of stress, but if you are experiencing several of them, it is worth taking the time to explore your stress levels further.


Martin Kiely Hypnosis Centre, Cork, Ireland.

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