Are you experiencing too much stress in your life? Stress plays a large role in so many people’s lives today due to environmental pressures and our hectic lifestyles.

Thanks to computers and mobile phones we are now a ’24/7′ society. By that I mean, we expect to be able to obtain anything and everything we need at any time of day or night.

What ever happened to shops being closed half Saturday and all Sunday?What ever happened to businesses closing for a holiday?What ever happened to not being able to be reached for work after 5pm?

That has all gone by the wayside of life! Now people panic about the shops being closed just for one public holiday and people become furious if they contact a particular business and it is just an answering machine for a few days due to the staff taking holidays!

All these expectations affect our stress levels!

You may be experiencing symptoms of stress without even realising it! Stress symptoms often mimic symptoms of other problems. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent forgetfulness or your decreased productivity at work. But the common denominator may be stress. Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Stress may also be affecting your health.

If you are experiencing stress symptoms then you need to take steps to rectify them.

Effects of stress on your body can include:Headache… Chest pain… Pounding heart… High blood pressure… Shortness of breath… Muscle aches… Back pain… Clenched jaws… Tooth grinding… Stomach upset… Constipation… Diarrhea… Increased sweating… Tiredness… Sleep problems… Weight gain or loss… Sex Problems… or Skin Breakouts.

Effects of stress on your thoughts and feelings can include:Anxiety… Restlessness… Worrying… Irritability… Depression… Sadness… Anger… Mood swings… Job dissatisfaction… Feeling insecure… Confusion… Burnout… Forgetfulness… Resentment… Guilt… Inability to concentrate… or Seeing only the negative.

Effects of stress on your behaviour can include:Overeating… Undereating… Angry outbursts… Drug abuse… Excessive drinking… Increased smoking… Social withdrawal… Crying spells… Relationship conflicts… Decreased productivity… or Blaming others.

Once you have recognised your areas of stress you need to deal with these issues and conquer these stress symptoms!

To prevent stress from occurring there are 3 things you can do:

1. Make Decisions! Before going to bed, think about your problem and the various choices you could make. Think about each choice clearly in your mind. Tell yourself you’re going to make the decision while you sleep. And if that is too hard, make a list of all your options on paper and choose one.

2. Avoid procrastination! Learn to not put things off! Make a weekly schedule and fit in lots of leisure time to help with conquering those stress levels!

3. Delegate! You don’t have to do everything! Delegate jobs out to others and leave only the jobs you have to do for yourself! This will alleviate alot of pressure from your mind.

Once you have done these 3 things, you are then able to manage your stress symptoms better. Some stress in our lives is good for us, but to keep it under control try using relaxation and exercise to work off any anger, tackle one thing at a time and don’t try to be perfect! Watch your diet and get enough rest and sleep. And finally, have some fun, laugh and be with people you enjoy!

We can’t escape from stress – it’s all around us – but we can conquer our stress symptoms and lead a healthy life. If you would like some fantastic advise and downloadable material, plus a whole lot of FREEBIES – check out this link below:

I wish you a stress free life!

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