One of the most common forms of tension that every person will experience at some point in their lifetime is stress. One can experience stress for a multitude of reasons. Stress can be caused by difficult tasks and coworkers at work, it can be caused by trying to keep the household in order with children and pets, it can be caused by a difficult assignment you’ve been trying to complete for class, etc. There are so many things in this life that can cause a person to be stressed out, quickly as well. Though as easy as it is to become stressed out, it’s disheartening to know that with stress comes symptoms. Sometimes these symptoms can be severe, sometimes they can cause flare-ups with a medical condition you may be facing and sometimes these stressed induced symptoms can be seen clear as day on your skin.
How Stress Affects You Mentally
Stress can have a huge impact on you mentally. If you are so focused on what is stressing you out at the moment, it’s hard to find mental peace and balance.
Mentally it can cause your mind to produce what feels like a million thoughts at one time. You feel as though your brain is shutting down because you can’t focus when you’re stressed. You can end up feeling many emotions at once such as anger, sadness, frustration, irritability and even fear.
Stress can also lead to depression and other mental health issues if your mind is in a constant state of confusion and emotions.
It can also affect your behavior by making you get angry with others quickly over simple things, trouble with daily tasks, and can even cause trouble sleeping. Once it affects you mentally, it can then start to lead to physical problems as well.
How Stress Affects You Physically
Stress is the body’s natural reaction to tension or pressure. Usually, when we are stressed, it’s due to the fact that we feel as though we have no control over something that may be happening at the moment.
When stressed, the body produces stress hormones that trigger your fight or flight reflexes. This is good for when you are in bad situations, but what happens when your body is always triggered and ready for fight or flight mode?
When stressed, it can show physically. You’ll experience headaches, body aches, heart palpitations, sweating, hyperventilating, and problems with your digestive system such as diarrhea, constipation and or bloating. Stress can also cause flare-ups for other medical