Google the word Stress and you will find a laundry list of causes and reasons as to why so many Americans are stressed. In Fact, Webmd.com says 75% - 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
So by this statistic alone, the research is showing that a lot of illnesses and diseases may actually be a reflection of too much stress in our lives. Financial stress, relationship stress, emotional stress, physical stress, on the job stress, raising children stress, and the list continues…
But how do you know when you are at your breaking point?
When should you really take a step back from life’s normal stressors and take the steps needed for stress management?
Power BAR Women’s Fitness has done some research to help you better understand when enough is enough.
Check out these symptoms to see if you have been experiencing any of these regularly and compare to your daily life and current stressors and start taking action TODAY to alleviate stress!
Anxious feelings because you feel overwhelmed and out of control
Have trouble being able to relax and calm your racing mind
Self-sabotaging thoughts as if you are worthless, depressed, all alone
Your constant outbursts because of extreme levels of frustration and annoyance over small things
Seemingly trying to avoid other people who you know may care and love you and will see a change in how you are
Having low levels of energy and a lot of exhaustion
Inability to sleep, very restless
Stomach issues such as diarrhea, constipation, and nausea
Loss of sexual desire
Negative mindset and being pessimistic about almost everything
Disorganized, forgetful, and inability to focus
Constant worrying where there is no escape from the internal fears
This is a long list, and not even all is included on it. How many of these symptoms could you relate to?
Now taking into consideration your levels of current stress and then the symptoms that you are experiencing, ask yourself how often do you work out?
How many times in a full 7 day week do you steal away to take a measly 30 minutes to an hour of mental and physical recovery time in a social environment?
According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) it has