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14 January 2009

I don’t think I have any stress?!

What if you are totally stress-free? Unless you are living in a Valium dreamworld, you will have some degree of stress in your life. Stress is inevitable.

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Just asking the question and probably wondering about it, is already a sign of stress. If you’re resisting the thought that you’re having problems handling things and managing stress, check out the following symptoms:

Physical symptoms

  • Chest pains
  • Fatigue
  • Trembling
  • Sweating
  • Frequent colds or cold sores (fever blisters)
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and pains (especially in the neck, shoulders and back)

Mental symptoms

  • Poor memory
  • Poor concentration
  • Racing mind or mind going blank
  • Confusion
  • Lack of sense of humour

Emotional symptoms

  • Anger or rage
  • Fearfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hopelessness
  • Helplessness
  • Frustration
  • Resentment
  • Guilt or shame
  • Bitterness
  • Irritability
  • Pessimism or negativity
  • Powerlessness
  • Restlessness
  • Short temperedness

Behavioural symptoms

  • Crying for anything or nothing
  • Fidgeting
  • Drinking alcohol excessively or more than usual
  • Yelling
  • Throwing things
  • Hitting
  • Nervous habits (nail biting, hair chewing, foot tapping)
  • Swearing
  • Taking tranquilisers and drugs to sleep

Having any of them for extended periods of time, indicate unrelenting or high stress levels in your life.

- (Health24, updated January 2009)

 
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