Being alive alone is stressful.
Stress is an aspect of daily living, so a level of stress is expected and quite normal.
Most often stress is caused by anxiety brought on by undue pressure. Makes those most prone to stress those who are natural worryers and those who do lots of multitasking. That is why women account for the highest ratio when it comes to stressed individuals.
A lot of people have equated hardwork to stress so much that most bosses dont see it as a problem. For them, it just simply is a sign that their subordinates are working.
However, when stress becomes a cause for worry is when it begins to affect your lifestyle negatively.
You no longer find joy in the little things that used to enthrall you. You find that your eating pattern has changed drastically – you either eat too much or too little. You are drinking more. You are sleeping less. Or more. You are constantly fatigued. You have a constant feeling of exasperation and frustration. Your productivity goes down. You begin to notice fluctuations in your weight. I could go on and on.
Do you currently identify with these indicators? Then you most probably are stressed.
So what do you do? What did you do?
I will talk about how you can fight stress in subsequent posts.
May Wellness Fall on You!