It is not unusual for people to accept stress-related symptoms as a normal and common part of life. That is, until they reach a point of being overwhelmed and their mental and/or physical health is impacted.
This is similar to the old story of The Boiled Frog - a live frog was placed in a pot of water on the stove and then the heat was slowly turned up bit by tiny bit, so slowly in fact that the frog didn’t notice the heat increasing until he was cooked!
It is vital that we learn to recognise the early signals of too much stress and deal with them as soon as possible.
Regular relaxation treatments and time out for yourself help take the ‘pressure cooker’ out of your system.
Indications of stress are:
Not sleeping properly
Mood changes & irritability (sorry PMS doesn’t count!)
Heart palpitations, chest pain
Excess drinking of caffine/alcohol and/or smoking more
Things that help:
Slow DEEP breathing
A soothing hot bath
Listening to soothing music
Getting out in nature
Regular relaxation treatments
Seeking professional help if you are feeling overwhelmed
Ongoing chronic stress and anxiety play havoc with our body. If left to run amok, you could likely end up with a major health issue... I've been there, and so have many others. Don't let it happen to you!