- A tendency to suffer from frequent headaches
- The feeling of being constantly under strain
- Being excessively tired and never feeling sufficiently rested or freshened by sleep
- Feeling generally strung up and tense without any real reason
- Finding that one’s feelings are too easily hurt, excessively sensitive when compared to others.
- Expecting the worst to happen when the risk is very small; e.g. never feeling happy until all the family members are safely at home
- Taking everything that goes wrong personally.
- Wanting to ring the office on holiday to make sure every thing is all right.
- Experiencing surges of fear, anxiety or panic sensations for no apparent reason.
- Feeling very indecisive, taking a long time for decisions, putting things off that have to be done, not enjoying one’s job.
- Feeling that many things in one’s life are simply getting out of control and one is helpless victim of circumstances
- Actually having so much work to do that it must be brought home most nights and weekends, unable to take a real holiday.
- Actually having a poor product or poor service to offer that worries.
- Physical health is poor.
- Having no one on whom one can depend at work or at home.
- Having very real financial problems.
- Having a number of domestic problems that remain unresolved.
- Having sexual needs that are largely unsatisfied.
- Unsatisfactory prospects at work – blocked promotion, poor career development, possible redundancy, etc.
- Having a job that makes little demands on one’s abilities and skills
Symptoms of Stress
Acidity, ulcers, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure
Tension, anxiety, depression, nervousness
Introverted, withdrawn, isolated
Impact of Stress in Totality
As we already know by now, that stress is necessary, however too much of stress damages a person as a whole and Impact of stress not only puts a person in trouble, but also to others who are dearest to them.
We have identified various culprits behind the excessive strain due to stress.
Some of them are as follows:
- We need to accept the fact that stress is out there to stay; there is no way to avoid it.
- Don’t try to hide stress or suppress it; it will only heighten stress; instead, let it all come out in the open so you can manage it effectively.