It seems like everybody is completely stressed out!
Seriously, there have been times in the ‘old’ days, you know (When things were ‘normal’, yeah right, like when was that?) when people you ran into seemed really stressed. It wasn’t just how they looked, or how they reacted to things, it was clear as they even said out loud – “I’m seriously stressed out!”
Now it’s different as people aren’t saying they’re stressed out and maybe they’re not even aware of it and that my friends is a big problem!
Well sometimes timing is everything.
April is National Stress Awareness Month!
Here’s some information you may find helpful or know someone that would be helped.
Feel free to share it with them.
Let’s start with some of the top physical signs of stress:
- High blood pressure
- Headaches, dizziness or shaking
- Exhaustion or trouble sleeping
- Chest pain or a feeling like your heart is racing
- Aches and pains
- Trouble having sex
- Muscle tension or jaw clenching
- Stomach or digestive problems
It’s very possible you have one of these or more.
You may have other signs of stress as we are all unique. The point is to recognize it’s possibly being caused by stress.
Some of the psychological and emotional signs that you’re stressed out include:
- Racing thoughts or constant worry
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Anger, irritability, or restlessness
- Depression or anxiety
- Feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, or unfocused
- Problems with your memory or concentration
- Making bad decisions
These each reflect how stress is being played out by you.
One of these or combined with a few of the others are clear signs you are stressed out.
Before things spin out of control it’s time to take action and reduce your stress.
Ways To Reduce Stress:
- Slow Down
- Take a Break
- Deep Breathing
- Relax Your Muscles
- Eat Well
- Make Time for Hobbies
- Talk About Your Problems
Are there some other ways to reduce stress?
Yes – less time on social media, reduce or eliminate TV News,
Take walks outdoors, listen to music you enjoy and sign and dance!
Join others in groups where you have similar interests or hobbies.
Even if a group meets once a month that’s more than you may be doing now.
The point here is life too short to stress yourself out.
Recognize it’s a problem and do something about it.
Talk with someone about how you’re feeling.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.