11. Intimacy

Your sex drive will take a hit when stress has reached a crescendo. No matter how you try to concentrate on intimate moments, stress will linger in the background, always questioning and reasoning in a negative manner. It will literally kill your libido.

12. Gastrointestinal issues

Gut problems will start to surface in the form of constipation, diarrhea, or even more severe issues like irritable bowel syndrome. I, personally deal with this one and am confident that stress over the years has had an impact.

When you get to this place, you must start to seriously make up your mind to get help if you haven’t done that already.

13. Immunity

Stress will start to lower your immunity. Common colds will be more frequent and harder to alleviate. You will be more susceptible to allergies and other things as well.

14. The heart

The worst possible sign of all is when stress has affected your heart. If your loved one is having chest pains or palpitations, don’t hesitate to get medical help immediately. Stress can cause heart attacks and strokes. Yes, stress can kill.

Uncommon stressors

Now that you understand some signs of stress, let’s take a look at a few uncommon causes. This will help you expand your radar when trying to help those who are suffering.

High expectations

Who’s watching you? Is it your children, your spouse? If they are, then maybe they have high expectations of your character.

This can be good, but too much pressure to be the best can also become a bad thing. Too high expectations can cause stress. Guess what, you can also place expectations on yourself that are too high.

Uncertainty

Some people just cannot accept change or unknown circumstances. Even the smallest adjustment can be extremely hard for them to handle.

When this happens, its because you’ve lost of control. When you don’t know the answer this will cause you to concoct ideas that you think is right. It can be exhausting in the mind of someone dealing with this kind of stress.

Career dissatisfaction

You know if you love your job or not. Unfortunately, most people are stuck in a job that they hate, but they need it. If your mind is always somewhere else when you are working, you could be dissatisfied with your career. This will cause stress and other problems as well.

Unfulfilled dreams

Just like picking the wrong career choice or being stuck there, not fulfilling dreams and life goals can also be depressing. This can cause stress to develop over time. If you know what your purpose is, then going in the wrong direction will tear you apart inside.

Pretending

So many of us pretend to be people that we are not. Putting on that mask may help you blend in, but it won’t help you feel good about yourself.

In fact, it will breed massive amounts of stress in your life that you will have to deal with later. The worst part is that most of the time people who do this experience a mental breakdown eventually.

Feeling misunderstood

Some people just feel misunderstood and this makes them stress about how to be better. There are some who are strong enough to not worry about it, and there are some who feel they have to find a way to convince those who misjudged them. Responsibilities of this nature can be daunting.

Stress comes and goes, but don’t let it take root

I’ve come to a critical point where I must try to eliminate most of the stress from my life. I am already experiencing the physical signs of stress right along with all the emotional and mental turmoil. I do not wish for that to happen to any of you. Stress is a serious matter, and you simply must find a way to get back your self-control. Take care.

I wish you the best.

References:

  1. https://www.womenshealthmag.com
  2. https://www.helpguide.org
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