I kept wondering and thinking I was getting sick. I saw all of the signs but ignored them. Hope this helps youm if you have any of these signs watch out and slow down. Take a break and relax.
- An abundance of nervous energy
Stress causes stimulation. If you feel an abundance of nervous energy, this is a good sign that your body is becoming overly stressed. While short periods of high energy are normal, especially when stressed or rushed, persistent nervous energy is a sign the body is becoming overly stressed.
Everytime I went to work I felt that way. Stressed stressed stressed but yet I didn’t know how to deal with it.
- Racing mind/incessant mind chatter
Stress causes the electrical activity in the brain to increase. An increase in electrical activity can cause the brain to generate more thoughts than normal. Having a racing mind/incessant mind chatter is a good indication that your body’s stress is elevating.
My mind was always everywhere. Thinking about so many things at once.
- Difficulty resting
Stress stimulates the body. If you are having difficulty resting, this is often a sign that the body is becoming overly stressed. While it is normal to have difficulty settling the body after physical exertion, if your body refuses to settle after 20 minutes or so even after physical exertion, your body is becoming overly stressed (provided you haven’t ingested a stimulant).
I couldn’t sleep. I know i was tired but yet I couldnt sleep.
- A persistent strong urge to go, go, go
Feeling like you have a persistent urge to go, go, go is a common indication of elevating stress. While we can go, go, go for a while, always being on the go will cause the body to eventually crash from hyperstimulation if we don’t give the body ample time to calm down and recover.
Lol 😂😂😂😂 that was so me.
- You believe you have many things you need to get done all at once and the push to get them done is relentless
This is a common indication of elevating stress. It is normal to have periods of time where we are overly busy, but if this state persists, this generally means stress is elevating toward hyperstimulation. Keeping expectations realistic and giving the body ample time to recover can keep this factor in check.
Hmmm oh yea where do I start. And I’m the kind of person that dont know where to start when I have so many things to do at once.
- Feeling like you don’t want to take time to rest
If you aren’t taking time to rest because you don’t want to, this is another common indication that the body’s stress is elevating. Having busy episodes is normal. Being persistently busy and not feeling like you want to take time to rest, however, often means stress is elevating. It’s often the stimulation of stress that makes us feel like we don’t want to rest.
Yes oooo (in my Ghanaian accent) please rest when you need to. 👍👌
- Having sleep disturbances
Experiencing sleep disturbances is one of the most common signs of elevating stress. Disturbances can include, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, waking up too early and having difficulty going back to sleep, having stress symptoms in your sleep, having stress symptoms that appear upon waking up, having stress symptoms that wake you up from sleep, having panic attacks that rouse you from sleep, having nightmares, having a hard time relaxing the body, etc., are all common indications that the body’s stress is elevating toward hyperstimulation.
I used to think it was because I just had a baby but nope its was because i was stressed out and overwhelmined
- Craving raw sugar foods and junk food
Stress uses the body’s energy resources much faster than normal. If you are constantly craving raw sugar foods and junk food, which are high in sugar and calories, this may be a sign that your body’s stress is elevating.
😂😂😂😂 guilty guilty guilty… cookies and ice cream. Morning, afternoon, evening, midnight. Anytime of the day I was eating it.
- Desire to get things done in a hurry
Stress stimulates the body. The more stressed we become, the higher the simulation. High stimulation makes us rush and hurry. If you are feeling like you are always trying to get things done in a hurry, this could be a sign your body’s stress is elevating.
Yep i always wanted to get things done and over with. Its like someone was chasing me.
- Persistently feeling like you have too much to do and not enough time to get things done
Stress can make us feel that small tasks are too much, as well as make us feel overwhelmed. If you persistently feel you have too much to do and not enough time to get everything done, this is a common indication of elevated stress.
I felts like I needed more than 24hrs. There wasnt enough time in the day.
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Thank you for sharing this. I feel like this is such an important topic that a lot of people underestimate and keep on pushing themselves but at the end of the day stress is a major factor for other illnesses that feed off the negative side effects of stress, such as acidity of our cells…
Make sure you take enough time out for yourself!
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You are welcome. Yes i thought that would help someone know when they are under stress. Stress can get you really sick without you realising it. Yes so true it has negative side effect on you. Thank you. I sure will get all the rest that my body needs. 😀