5 Signs You’re Overstressed (And Don’t Realize It)

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Stress is often cited as one of the main reasons people pick up unhealthy habits. Every single thought that we have in our minds manifests itself somewhere in the body as well, so it’s easy to understand why stress hormones have such a negative impact on our health.

There are both good and bad types of stress. Good stress is what we feel when we’re excited. Like when we’re on a giant roller coaster about to careen toward the ground at 100 miles per hour, or when we find ourselves falling in love on a first date.

Bad stress happens when a person is consistently presented with obstacles or challenges with little or no relief from one challenge to the next. It leaves us feeling overworked and weighted down by the tension that builds.

You could be over-stressed and not even know it. When we operate in this state of cognition, many symptoms of stress will hide from us.

So, here are five ways to tell if you’re stressed out more than you should be:

Your ache all over

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Pain is often something that humans can endure without end as long as it’s bearable. When we’re in a state of high stress, the body will start to lose its normal state of function.

This leads to symptoms like diarrhea, ulcers, chest pains, tight muscles and palpitations. Little problems suddenly become big problems.

Do your best not to ignore these problems. They’re there because they need to be addressed. Accept that you might have to change certain aspects of your life to rid yourself of this chronic ailment.

You struggle to get a good night’s rest