Let’s face it, we’re all stressed. Between family obligations, work responsibilities, and friends who need a helping hand–we have too much on our plate. And the result: STRESS!
Being stressed out can just add more frustration to your life, and can impact your health. What are the signs that stress may be taking it’s toll on us? Look at the following list and see which ones seem familiar.
You are short tempered
Everything seems to bother you more than usual. Your blood boils over the smallest problems. You find yourself making an issue over something that has little importance. It’s difficult for people to be with you because they don’t know when they will have to face your wrath.
You find it hard to concentrate
You’re constantly daydreaming at your desk about how much you want to just go home and sleep instead of doing work. You seem to be doing many things at once and are forgetting what’s most important. And when you try to focus, it’s almost too painful to do. Your anxiety is getting the best of your work ethic. Try taking in deep breaths, putting on some music, and making yourself comfortable to focus your energy on your work.
You are scattered
When someone asks you to comment at work, you start to ramble (which isn’t like you). You begin to talk about irrelevant topics that are flowing through your head. Your mind is all over the place and you realize you are not making much sense. And your living space is looking just as messy as your brain.
You worry too much
You find yourself repetitively stuck in your own negativity. Small situations are being over-analyzed in your head and you’re thinking of how they could’ve been better. You know that worrying is useless but you find yourself anticipating negative outcomes and seem to overthink everything that could go wrong.
You don’t feel excited about anything
Not your job, your family, your friends–the list goes on. You dread waking up in the morning, and the only thing that excites you is going to bed. Things feel very flat, and you don’t have much energy for anything. In fact, sometimes you have to convince yourself to go outside. Being around people just feels mentally draining, and all you want to do is be alone.