Are You Suffering From Physical Or Psychological Stress Overload?
How Much Stress is Normal – Signs of ‘Distress’
Since all of us live with some degree of stress nearly every waking moment, it is not always easy to distinguish normal levels of stress from levels that may be unhealthy.
There are, however, many well-documented physical and psychological warning signs that can help you determine if the amount of stress in your life has reached a potentially dangerous point.
We have grouped these signs below by type, and suggest that you seek professional treatment if you discover that several items in both categories frequently apply to you.
Physical Signs Of Too Much Stress
- Difficulty sleeping
- Racing heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Digestive problems
- Chest pain
Psychological Signs Of Too Much Stress
- Uncontrollable mood swings
- Nervousness and irritability
- Tendency to overreact
- Inability to think clearly or concentrate
- Faltering relationships
- Dwelling on problems
- Feelings of entrapment or paranoia
- Declining self-esteem