Are You Blind To These Secret Signs Of Stress?

Written By Alla Levin
March 31, 2020
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Are You Blind To These Secret Signs Of Stress?

In this fast-paced and often crazy world, stress is nothing unusual.

It’s so common, in fact, that it haunts as many as one-third of Americans.

Yet, while most of those sufferers report living with extreme stress, others may not even notice that they fall into this category.

Sadly, remaining unaware of how stress impacts your life and actions leaves you unable to seek help.

Without noticing that stress is an issue, you won’t consider visiting a psychiatrist or even heading to a doctor’s office or cannabis dispensary for relief.

Left unchecked, this issue could then do untold damage to your physical health, as well as your thought processes. 

With that in mind, it’s vital to recognize the signs of stress as soon as they arise.

Even if you think you’re cool as a cucumber, then, keep reading to find out why that might not be the case.

You’re easily overwhelmed

No one likes an extra job piled on their plate but, when stress isn’t prevalent, these feelings of annoyance tend to leave as quickly as they come.

After all, it’s no big deal, right?

At least, it isn’t if you’re not coping with stress elsewhere.

Otherwise, high stress levels could leave you feeling overstimulated and overwhelmed.

In this instance, even a small additional expectation can see us feeling like we can’t cope or dwelling on that additional pressure.

If this latter sounds like you, then it’s worth asking yourself whether stress isn’t lurking under the surface, after all. 

You have trouble sleepingtrouble sleeping

Insomnia can hit for all manner of reasons, but stress is often a leading cause.

If you sit up nights or struggle to get back to sleep after waking, then stress is almost inevitably making itself known.

Aside from leaving you to sleep-deprived, this can lead to significant mental distress as you run over problems that seem to have no solutions in your mind.

Only by realizing how often you sit awake with worries like these can you seek the help you need and live a happier life at last. 

You often snap without meaning to

When we’re stressed, we take it out on the people around us. Again, even seemingly simple conversations can leave us feeling overwhelmed, but this goes deeper than that.

If you’re lost in your own worries a lot of the time, anyone who tries to talk to you will likely receive the sharp end of your tongue.

Think, then, about how you interact with others. Do you often snap and regret it as soon as it’s happened?

Do you find that people are hesitant to approach?

If yes, then it might be time to consider your stress levels at last.

Stress and its side effects are surprisingly easy to miss when they lurk under the surface like this, but, the sooner you address the issue, the sooner you can get the help you need.

So, stop ignoring the signs and open your eyes to the part stress plays in your life at last.

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