Symptoms of stress

Exploring the symptoms of stress

There’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a good amount of energy, well-functioning memory and good motivation on a daily basis. But if you regularly feel sluggish, uninspired or overwhelmed, you could be suffering from the common side-effects of stress. We’ve listed the main symptom of stress below and it’s worth taking note of all of them.

The Mental Symptoms of Stress

Stress can affect your mental capacity quite significantly. When you feel stressed you can succumb to:  


Impaired judgement

Seeing only the negative in situations

Memory problems


Panic Attacks

The Physical Symptoms of Stress

Chances are, if you’re suffering from stress, you’ll start to physically feel unwell. You’ll experience:

Aches and pains (particularly in the back and shoulders)

Digestive issues

Feeling sick and dizzy

Chest pains

Affected libido

Poor quality sleep

Frequent colds and flu

The Emotional Symptoms of Stress

The emotional symptoms of stress can have a lasting impact on your relationships with your family, your partner, your friends and your colleagues. Stress may be a contributing factor to:

Sudden mood changes


Irritability and bad temper

Can’t switch off

Feeling overwhelmed

Feeling isolated

Over a prolonged period of time, all of the stress symptoms mentioned here will reduce your happiness and leave your quality of life hanging in the balance. The only way to combat these mental, physical and emotional feelings is to take active steps to prevent and manage stress.

Contact Paula Ruane today to discuss the wide range of stress management and resilience training solutions on offer from Paula Ruane.

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