Common Symptoms of Stress and What You Can Do About Them

business skills leadership raychel perman stress management Aug 31, 2020

If I were a betting woman, I would say you have felt increased levels of stress in the last 30 days. How do I know? Because most of us have. From job stress to financial strain you are probably feeling the pressure of increased stress! While stress is a part of the human condition, you don’t have to let it run amok until you are forced to deal with dire consequences. You can learn how to recognize the common symptoms of stress and then manage it.

Turns out our jobs are the largest source of our stress.

I bet you are not surprised by that at all! Check out these statistics from The American Institute of Stress. Yep stress is so high, and the consequences so great, we need a whole institute to study it! 

  • US businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress.
  • Stress causes around one million workers to miss work every day.
  • Only 43% of US employees think their employers care about their work-life balance.
  • Depression leads to $51 billion in costs due to absenteeism and $26 billion in treatment costs.
  • Work-related stress causes 120,000 deaths and results in $190 billion in healthcare costs yearly. (Source Link)

I shudder to think what those numbers would be if we had a real time analysis on our stress levels.  2020 has been a 1-star crap parade.

So, how do you manage stress before it’s too late? First, you learn to recognize the signs of stress overload in your body.  According to the American Institute of Stress, there are physical and psychological symptoms of stress that are common for all people. (Source link)

Here are 7 of the most common symptoms of stress:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Headaches
  3. Gastrointestinal issues
  4. Teeth grinding
  5. Frequent sighing
  6. Increased irritability or frustration
  7. Feeling like you could cry

Once you know what stress feels like in your own body, you can manage it with simple habits that release stress and tension.

Things like paying attention to your own emotions and tracking them, incorporating activities into your day that relax and entertain you, saying no to activities that are cluttering up your schedule, and getting better quality sleep are all ways you can manage your stress levels.

But I know that you already know all of this. What you do not know is how to make stress management so easy you don't even have to think about it. And, if you want to learn what I do as a busy mom of 3, CEO, and coach with PTSD and chronic pain you must check out The Art of the P.A.U.S.E course. It is an entire digital course (includes a 90 minute webinar and 5 bonus modules) that teaches you how to manage your stress so you can live and lead better. RAYMA Team Co-Founder and CCO, Mandy B. Anderson, developed this concept about a decade ago to manage her own stress and take care of herself (She was born with Cystic Fibrosis). And, I have been incorporating it ever since in my own life. It is one of our client’s favorite trainings, too!

Stop feeling stuck. You have options to deal with your stress. 

You can learn to recognize the signals of stress in your own body. And you can use tools and courses on stress management, like the Art of the P.A.U.S.E course , so stress reduction becomes an easy daily habit.

With Grace & Grit,

~Raychel Perman

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