Symptoms of excess stress
If you are suffering from high stress levels, you may feel tense or anxious, have headaches, stomach complaints or even symptoms that mimic illnesses. Long-term exposure to stress can also lead to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.
Sometimes, it’s easier to recognize stress in others than in yourself. You may have learned to endure rather than overcome emotional chaos caused by stress. Problems may be difficult to recognize because they have become so familiar. That can make your daily life miserable and negatively impact your physical health, sometimes drastically. Yet you may not be aware or willing to admit that you are under stress.
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