Stress is taken for granted these days as “part of life,” and while there is such a thing as “healthy” stress, that helps us grow, most of our stress is chronic, damaging and unhealthy. Below are 23 signs that indicate unhealthy levels of stress in your life.

Which apply to you right now?

Mental Symptoms:

#1 – Difficulty concentrating.
#2 – Trouble making decisions.
#3 – Negative outlook on life.
#4 – Anxious or racing thoughts.
#5 – Constant worrying.

Emotional Symptoms:

#6 – General Moodiness.
#7 – Irritability or short temper.
#8 – Agitation, anger and the inability to relax.
#9 – Feeling overwhelmed with life.
#10 – Feeling lonely and isolated.
#11 – Depression or general unhappiness.

 Physical Symptoms:

#12 – Aches and pains in the body.
#13 – Diarrhea or constipation, bowel problems.
#14 – Nausea, dizziness, vertigo.
#15 – Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, pounding of the heart.
#16 – Loss of sex drive.
#17 – Frequent colds/flus.

Behavioral Symptoms:

#18 – Eating more or less.
#19 – Sleeping too much or too little.
#20 – Isolating yourself from others.
#21 – Procrastinating or neglecting life’s responsibilities.
#22 – Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax, or in excess.
#23 – Nervous habits.

If you have one or more of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you need to get your stress levels in check. One great way to get started is with EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES. EFT or Tapping has proven to be extraordinarily effective in mediating the stress response, calming the amygdala and helping the body relax and heal.


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