Stress Danger Signals & Prevention

There are certain signs common to stress.  Medical measures of stress can be determined by a physician, but there are many signs that you can observe yourself.

  1. General irritability, hyper-excitation, or depression
  2. Pounding of the heart
  3. Dryness of the throat and mouth, ulcer in the mouth
  4. Impulsive behaviour
  5. The overpowering urge to cry or run and hide
  6. Inability to concentrate, flight of thoughts, and general disorientation
  7. Feelings of unreality, weakness, or dizziness
  8. Fatigue
  9. Floating anxiety, being afraid and not knowing why
  10. Emotional tension and alertness – keyed up
  11. Trembling, nervous tics
  12. Tendency to be easily startled by small sounds
  13. High-pitched, nervous laughter
  14. Stuttering and other speech difficulties (Watch The King’s Speech!)
  15. Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth
  16. Insomnia
  17. Hyper-mobility, an increased tendency to move about without any reason
  18. Sweating
  19. The frequent need to urinate
  20. Diarrhea, indigestion, queasiness in the stomach and sometimes vomiting
  21. Migraine headaches
  22. Premenstrual tension or missed menstrual cycles
  23. Pain in the neck or lower back
  24. Loss of or excessive appetite
  25. Increased smoking
  26. Increased use of legally prescribed drugs
  27. Nightmares
  28. Neurotic behaviour
  29. Psychoses
  30. Accident proneness

Healthy Lifestyle to Reduce Stress

  1. Breathe deeply – reduce anxiety, give us more energy, and a stronger immune system
  2. Drink pure water – allows the body to eliminate stress promoting toxins and metabolic wastes more easily
  3. Eat nutritious meals – nourishment for energy and strength, improves digestion
  4. Sleep deeply – allow our bodies time to rejuvenate, and repair
  5. Balance work and life – enhances our emotional well being and joy in life, learn to work smarter
  6. Move and be active – boosts the immune system, increases circulation and increases our sense of strength and vitality
  7. Practice prayer and meditation – renewed sense of clarity, purpose, and peace
  8. Be kind to yourself and others – Nurture kind, compassionate, loving relationships
  9. Discover and work toward life purpose

For more information, check out http://www.gentle-stress-relief.com/hans-selye.html

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