Stress – Signs of Stress Overload

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Feeling like there are too many demands on you? Are you in Stress Overload?

Losing sleep worrying about tests, school or work? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? Well you are not alone.

Everyone experiences stress at times – adults, teens, and even kids. But there are ways to minimise or eliminate stress and easy ways to learn how to cope with the stress that’s unavoidable.

Just a little stress can be a good thing however stress overload is a very different story

Too much stress isn’t good for anyone. For example, if you feel a little stress about a test you are about to take, it could motivate you to study hard. But stressing out over the test can make it too hard to concentrate on what you are trying to learn.

Pressures that are too intense or last for a long period of time, or a trauma that is endured alone, can cause people to feel stress overload.

Examples of stress overload are being bullied, coping with a learning disability such as dyslexia or ADHD, exposure to violence or injury, stress in your relationships or the heavy emotional burden that can follow a broken heart or the death of a loved one or a crazy jammed packed schedule, that does not allow enough down time to rest and relax, and always being on the go are all contributing factors that lead to overwhelm.

Some stressful situations can be extreme and may require special attention and care. Post traumatic stress disorder is a very strong stress reaction that can develop in people who have lived through an extremely traumatic event, such as a car accident, a tsunami, or rape.

Some people have anxiety problems that can cause them to overreact when stressed, making even small worries a huge trauma. If a person often feels tense, upset, worried, or stressed, it can be a sign of anxiety. Anxiety problems usually need attention, and many people turn to professional counselors for help in overcoming them.

When in stress overload people may also notice feelings of overwhelm such as anxiety or panic attacks, pressured, hassled, or rushed, irritable and moody with physical side effects like stomach problems, headaches, or even chest pain. Some people can have allergic reactions, such as eczema or asthma, trouble sleeping, they may drink, smoke or eat too much, suffer from sadness or depression.

What you can do to deal with stress overload or, better yet, to avoid it in the first place?

Learn how to de-stress and plan how to manage the stress that comes along with any new challenge, good or bad. If you would like a resource to help you determine the 5 top causes that contribute to stress overload get your copy of this free report below.