Not all stress is bad. We all go through it at different points. Things such as getting fired from a job or a death in the family will be stressful.  But even positive things, such as a promotion, new relationship or new baby, can also cause it. The key is to make sure you balance out stressful times with times to relax.  When you go through one stressful period after another, it can affect your physical and mental health.

Below are lists of some common symptoms of too much stress. See if you’ve experienced any of these in the past month.

Physical changes

Emotional changes

What it means

Some ways to deal with it

If you prefer to deal with stressful or crisis situations head on:

Working out is a great way to relive stress actively
Working out is a great way to relive stress actively

Try taking an active approach to managing your stress.

If you prefer to ignore stressful or crisis situations:

Water therapies are good stress relievers. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland
Water therapies are good stress relievers. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

You may not be fully aware of your body’s reaction to stress if you avoid problems.

These are just some ideas. For some more stress-busting tips read my post Quick ways to relieve stress.

What are some of the ways you use to deal with stress?

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