We live in a world where everything happens very quickly . Within our day to day we have many burdens and responsibilities to attend to and, in addition to work and taking care of the house, surely we also want to have free time to do what we like. If we add to that the care of children or other obligations that we may have, it is most likely that we realize that we do not have enough hours in a single day to be able to do everything we want.

There are those who steal hours of sleep in order to do everything they should, or manage the week so that they have little free time to do what they like. All this may take its toll on you later, causing you physical health or mental problems. This overload of things to do and worrying can be dangerous, as we are straining the body and mind excessively , creating a feeling of constant worry, also known as stress.

We all have times with more or less busyness in our lives and that does not mean that we are stressed people, nor that during these periods we always go through stages of stress. However, it is important that you learn to detect when you are really stressed, in order to find the best way to stop being stressed, for the sake of your physical and mental health , since stress can generate many health problems in the future.

Discover what are the signs to detect that you are stressed and what you can do to eliminate, little by little, this burden from your life.

What is being stressed

Our body has a natural defense system against dangerous situations , in which the muscles tense up, alertness increases, breathing speeds up and the heart beats faster. This defense mechanism is designed for times when you are in a dangerous situation and you must act quickly in order to find a solution or flee in order to get to safety.

However, outside of this natural defense mechanism, at present, these stressful situations are produced by causes such as work, personal relationships or studies, causing stressful situations to last for a long time, causing negative effects on our health.

How to know that you are stressed

Some of the first signs of stress can be irritability, mood swings, shortness of breath, lack or difficulty in falling asleep , loss of appetite or anxiety about overeating and without control, extreme tiredness , hearing or vision problems, and so on. Therefore, there are many physical symptoms that you could have in the event that you were stressed.

So, another way to know if you are suffering from signs of stress is to take into account what are the possible causes of it , such as: a large volume of work over a long amount of time, making it very difficult to cover it and meet the requirements. goals on time, problems at home or in the workplace that make the person feel uncomfortable in the group, constant fear of external factors, such as losing a job , failure, something wrong or something wrong with them. people you love, frustration after several attempts to try something and not succeeding, creating the loss of interests or goals for the future, inability to do what you want and your goals are truncated by external causes, and so on.

What can i do if i am stressed

The signs that cause stress are also many and varied, so it is normal that today many people are stressed . If you think this is your case, do not hesitate to consult with a physical or mental health professional if you really are in this situation and try to reduce those factors that can generate stress. In the event that it is not always possible, talk to a psychologist, who can help you learn techniques to cope with this stress and ensure that it does not negatively affect your health.

In addition, you can try relaxation techniques , change routines before going to bed, manage responsibilities , studies or work so that you do not always accumulate during the same days, thus allowing you to relax and get rid, even if only partially, part of this burden to feel better. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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