Stress isn’t tangible, it’s also not something you can touch or see, but you can learn to recognise its signs. Unfortunately, stress impacts relationships more than any of us will acknowledge or are aware.
Because stress has become part of every day life, we’ve almost become immune to its warning signs and symptoms. It’s usually easier to see stress in other people, than it is for us to see and recognise it in ourselves. I constantly grew up around stress, so I was well aware what the signs were from a very early age and learned to deal with it.
When we learn to recognise our own stress, we will also recognise other people’s stress. Even when we manage and deal with our own stress, other people’s stress may affect us. It’s hard when others don’t recognise their own stress, but think we’re the catalyst of theirs. In today’s society that part of stress is commonplace. We all must recognise, own and deal with our own stress.
Stress will always show in verbal and non-verbal communication. It shows up in quarrels and arguments too. In some cases, stress if left undetected can make us feel disconnected from other people. Stress can also go on to create anger, frustration and may even cause depression and isolation in some people, who have predispositions.
It’s important to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, but equally important that we don’t carry other people’s stress.