This is Stress Awareness Month so it is a good time to reflect on the signs you may be stressed. Why? Because some people are so good at just pushing through that they miss important warning signs.
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.
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 do you tick? Just one can be a sign of stress. Of course, there might be 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.
Call me on 0345 130 0854 to find out how I can help you. You’ll be glad you did.
© Tricia Woolfrey
PS To find out more about how I work with stress, check this out.