Stress is expressed primarily in two ways – through the body and through the mind.

Identify the Physical & Emotional Symptoms of Stress:

Physical  symptoms:

  • muscle tension, sore neck, sore shoulders, sore back
  • headaches, migraines
  • high blood pressure
  • backaches
  • indigestion
  • upset bowels (constipation, diarrhea)
  • fatigue
  • insomnia, sleeping difficulties
  • weight gain or loss

(N.B. these symptoms are typical signs of stress but can also be indicators of other health issues, be sure to check with your doctor )

Emotional symptoms:

  • anxiety, worry, fear, phobias, obsessions
  • sadness, depression, lack of interest in life
  • anger, irritability, hostility, resentment
  • poor self image
  • powerlessness
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • grief, loss
  • racing or predominantly negative thoughts
  • isolating yourself