Signs of Stress

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Stress impacts all aspects of our functioning-Mind, Body, Emotions, and Behavior.

It's National Stress Awareness Month! Stress impacts all of our functioning–Mind, Body, Emotions, and Behavior. Be on the look out for the following symptoms of stress:

BODY

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Taut muscles
  • Skin irritations
  • Frequent infections
  • Constricted breath

MIND

  • Worrying
  •  Indecision
  •  Negativity
  •  Foggy thinking
  •  Hasty decisions
  •  Impaired judgment

EMOTIONS

  •  Loss of confidence
  •  Apprehension
  •  Indifference
  •  Depression
  •  Irritability
  •  Insomnia

 

BEHAVIOR

  • Substance abuse
  • Loss of appetite
  • Accident proneness
  • Restlessness
  • Loneliness
  • Insomnia

What is your commitment to reducing stress in one of these areas this month?