How many times we use the word “stress” and how many times we hear about “stress”? But do you know what exactly means stress and how stress evaluation should be done?
Signs of stress could vary enormously among different women. There are few groups of stress signs – cognitive, emotional, physical and behavioral. You can discover all signs of stress if carefully evaluate your feelings, thoughts, body reactions and behavior changes. But not all discovered signs would mean “signs of stress” – some symptoms could be a result of other medical and/or psychological conditions.
Body reactions to stress also could be different – the experience of stress is highly individualized. Some factors which trigger overwhelming stress for one woman may not be perceived as stress by another woman. At the same time signs of stress could be absolutely different in different women – some could start smoking because of family conflicts and others could think about suicide for same family conflicts.
Once you face the stress, the signs of stress build up gradually before you start to notice them. It is important to learn how stress affects your body because it will help you to choose how to cope with stressful situations and figure out what coping techniques work best for you in stressful situations. Good knowledge of stress signs could also enable you to avoid resorting to unhealthy habits, such as smoking, drinking, comfort-eating and/or using drugs.
Stress can affect how you feel, how you think, how you behave and how your body works and it is very useful to evaluate your feelings, thoughts, body reactions and behavior changes.
Stress evaluation – What to be evaluated in your feelings:
Mood swings (moodiness, sadness, apathy);
Irritability and intolerance of minor disturbing factors;
Impatience and easy anger;
Depression (low in self-esteem, low in mood, unhappiness);
Sense of loneliness and isolation;
Anxiety or panic attacks;
Permanent feeling of being pressured hassled and hurried;
Inability to rest and relax;
Feeling jumpy or exhausted all the time
Stress evaluation – What to be evaluated in your thoughts:
Imagining the worst and seeing only the negative;
Anxious or having racing thoughts;
Permanently thinking about things – go over and over things;
Losing temper or short temper;
Loosing interests and/or lack of interest.
Stress evaluation – What to be evaluated in your body reactions:
Modern life is full of stress (emotional stress, psychological stress, physical stress, professional stress) which could be unavoidable. It is well known that stress could trigger several diseases and health…
Most common signs of stress include menstrual dysfunctions, premenstrual syndrome, cravings, “upset” stomach, cuts and bruises, hair loss, itching, “stressed” skin, chest pain and palpitations, eyelid spasms and “ringing” ears.…
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.