7 Signs You Are Overstressed and You Don’t Even Know It

Stress is a normal part of our life. When we are under physical, mental, and emotional stress, our body reacts in order to adjust to the situation. Many events that happen to you and around you can cause stress to your body which can be the underlying reason for many ailments.

When we are under stress, we might not even feel it. Here are the 7 signs that show you are overstressed and don’t know it.

1. Not sleeping well

Are you having nightmares during sleep? Are you worrying too much at night? Any changes in sleep patterns, like insomnia or sleeping too much needs to be addressed. First, you need to find a root of the problem, and then you should start with exercising, meditation, lifestyle changes, and healthy diet in order to solve the sleep issue.

2. Body pain

When you are overstressed, your body starts responding to it. If you have stomach issues, diarrhea, ulcers, tense muscles and chest pains, it means you are under stress, and you shouldn’t ignore these symptoms. Address what’s going on and start with solving the problem. To deal with the stress, you should be aware of it and then accept it.

3. Avoiding being still

If you can’t sit still, there is a chance you are overly stressed. If you are constantly anxious and you can’t relax to even read a book, it’s time to find out what’s causing you to avoid being still. You should definitely ask for help with managing your anxiety and fears.

4. Mood swings

When you are happy one moment and then immediately crying or sad, this is a sign of being stressed. When we are under stress, our mental health gets affected. We become more anxious and start being addicted to alcohol, food or drugs. Talk to someone to help you overcome your stressful situation.

5. No patience with others

One of the symptoms of being stressed is not having patience or tolerance with others. If you are getting angry quickly, most likely you are being distressed by too much in your life. The lack of patience in others, and in yourself, is a sign that you need to slow down and ask for help.

6. Eating problems

If you are not eating or eating too much, it’s a sign of being overstressed. Any change in appetite is detector to our emotional and physical body. If you are worrying and not addressing the issues, it can make you lose weight or gain weight.

7. Hair loss

If you are experiencing a hair loss, it’s time you take a look at what’s emotionally causing these physical changes.