SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EMOTIONAL STRESS- HOW TO COPE BETTER WITH EMOTIONAL STRESS
WHAT IS STRESS
Stress can be defined as any kind of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological distress.
Your body’s reaction to anything that demands focus or action is stress. Everyone goes through periods of stress. However, how you handle stress has a significant impact on your general wellbeing.
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WHAT DOES EMOTIONAL STRESS MEAN?
Also called Mental stress
Emotional stress is any form of Psychological distress and anxiety caused by danger, threat, loss of security, or situations such as internal conflict, frustration, loss of self-esteem, and grief.
Stress is a normal reaction to the pressures of our everyday life. Worry, fear, sadness, anger and other emotions are all normal emotional responses. They are all part of life. However, if the stress that underlines these emotions interferes with your ability to do the things you want or need to do, then the stress has become unhealthy,
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WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EMOTIONAL STRESS?⚠️
Emotional stress can be
- Behavioural stress
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Physical Emotional stress
👉 Heaviness in your chest, increased heart rate or chest pain.
👉 Shoulder, neck or back pain.
general body pains and aches.
👉 Grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.
👉 Shortness of breath
👉 Feeling tired, anxious and depressed
👉 Sleeping more or less than usual.
Mental and Behavioural Stress
👉 Being more emotional than usual
👉Feeling overwhelmed or on the edge.
👉Trouble keeping track of things or remembering.
👉 Using alcohol or drugs to relieve your emotional stress
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HOW TO COPE BETTER WITH EMOTIONAL STRESS
- Always relax
- Read a book
- Take a walk
- Listen to music
- Get quality sleep
- Connect with others
- Exercise regularly