If we don’t recognise the signs of stress and it’s not usual that we will, those around us will probably be aware and be on the receiving end of our stress.
Although some stress can be good for us, because it keeps us motivated, alert and in some cases can even make us aware of danger signs and how best to avoid them, in abundance stress can make us ill.
Sadly, living with stress without any relief can lead to ‘negative stress reactions.’ Stress is known to disturb the internal balance that can lead to physical symptoms if our stress persists. Those symptoms can include the usual problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, insomnia and stomach aches.
Stress can also lead to emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. Stress can also hasten other symptoms and diseases. As long as we know and understand what our stress is and can stand back so that we can deal with our stress, we can turn stress and stressful situations around.
Just by simplifying, changing the way we think about and deal with things; just by being more proactive about our life and lifestyles, we can help put the lid on stress.