Stress can affect people in a variety of ways. While some individuals may tend to show their pressures outwardly, others seek to repress it – not wanting to expose their affliction to their surroundings. In whatever way or manner people seek to camouflage their stress – if no measures are taken to alleviate the anxiety – it is only a question of time before symptoms of their stress are revealed. Some of these symptoms may manifest as physical anomalies, while others are behavioral. Outlined below are only a few ways in which stress can be shown or exhibited.
One of the most common symptoms of stress-related ailments is the inability to make decisions, even towards trivial every day tasks which would normally be executed without hesitation.
Stress can severely affect a person’s over-all natural confidence. Combined with weakened assertiveness, this can oftentimes result with a normally decisive individual waivering on choices which are unimportant or important alike. If, for example, you find yourself at a food super-market having a small crisis over which foods to buy for the family dinner, chances are it’s not the type of food weighing you down. More likely, it would be an underlying collection of stressful issues being the responsible factor. Finding yourself yelling at your next door neighbor’s dog may very well indicate an obvious need to release pent-up negative energy which your mind can’t handle.
Physical indicators can vary with high-stress symptoms.
One example is a drastic change in appetite. While some individuals will try solace and refuge in food, others will manifest a complete loss of appetite altogether. With a radical change to one’s eating habits, a disrupted metabolism can lead one feeling weak and drawn out with no zeal for life. This can be accompanied by a loss of optimism and natural humor, which in turn can prove to be a stumbling block for an individual to view the lightness of an event or to be able to appreciate another person’s humor. Stress can prevent an individual’s ability to view things in proper perspective and to be able to distinguish between the serious and non-serious elements or aspects of life. To a stressed-out individual, the result is that humor has very little effect, if at all.
Another physical symptom of stress is insomnia, as well as fatigue. With stress-produced insomnia, fatigue will undoubtedly become a resulting by-product. Fatigue can also be the result of spreading oneself too thin at work or with personal problems. Severe fatigue can be so detrimental that it can affect an individual both psychologically and physically. Following in the process, the unfolding of mental fatigue can be shown in a person’s vulnerability to trivial matters being talked way too seriously.
Signs of over-stress will show or point to marked changes in one’s body normal functions or appearance. As stipulated previously, a weak metabolism will not only weaken the zeal for life but can usurp and rob the entire body’s process of maintaining a healthy chemical balance. Throughout the body, skin lesions are likely to erupt with facial hives and blemishes. Even your body’s process of digestion may be affected, with diarrhea or constipation often accompanying. Vocal stuttering and nervous impulses are stress-related, as well.
Tension and stress can lead eventually to serious illnesses of the body. It’s not unusual for a stressed individual to sometimes experience palpitations of the heart. When this occurs, it is vital that one seek to relax immediately.
Symptoms of being stressed out can be combatted and alleviated. The thing most essential to do is to take a deep breath, which will – throughout your body – send and replenish needed oxygen. Talking to strangers with similar problems can prove to be an asset. Taking the sleep and rest needed is perhaps the best advice.