Why does this matter? Because if you ignore the signs for too long, you are at risk of either burnout or breakdown. You don’t want this to be you, or someone you care about because recovery time can be a year or more.
So, knowledge is power. It allows you to spot the signs and take corrective action so you protect yourself. Prevention is always better than cure and the first step is to understand the signs in you. There are more, of course, but here are the most common ones. Do you recognise any in you?
Top 10 Signs of Stress
Here are my top ten signs of stress that I notice with my clients:
1. IBS symptoms
8. Difficulty concentrating
9. Loss of humour
10. An increase in distracting behaviour such as comfort eating, smoking, drinking, social media, online shopping, gambling, etc.
How many of these are true for you if you’re honest with yourself? Just one can be enough as a sign of stress. Of course, there might be one or several other factors which are causing the symptoms. Either way, it is worth having an assessment to see what’s happening for you and what you can do about it. The Top 10 Signs of Stress is a first step to helping you to manage your stress better.