Are you stressed?

Stress impacts on every part of the human function.

If you are experiencing a few of the below than this is indication of stress or an imbalance in your body.


  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Memory difficulties
  • Difficulty in making decisions
  • Frequent forgetfulness
  • Increased sensitivty to criticism
  • Negative self – critical thoughts
  • Distorted ideas
  • More rigid attitudes
  • Loss of sense of humour


  • Anxiety (nervousness, tension, phobias, panic)
  • Depression (sadness, lowered self – esteem, apathy, fatigue)
  • Guilt and shame
  • Moodiness (mood swings), loneliness and jealousy
  • Suppressed anger
  • Inability to feel sympathy or empathy to others


  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Early waking
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Aggression
  • Irritability
  • Overeating or loss of appetite
  • Excessive use if alcohol and drugs
  • Excessive smoking/drug taking
  • Accident proneness/trembling
  • Avoiding particular situations inactivity or inability to sit without fidgeting
  • Constant tiredness
  • Self harm and harm to others


  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feelings of nausea
  • Hyperventilation
  • Tense, contracted muscles, nervous twitches
  • Backache
  • Immune systems less efficient
  • Hot and cold flushes
  • Blushing
  • Sweating
  • Skin dryness, rashes, numbness
  • Tingling sensations
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Dilation of pupils, dry mouth
  • Frequent urination


  • Excessive concern about own physical health
  • Increased susceptibility to illness
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stomach ulcers; nausea, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine; headaches
  • Asthma; hay fever
  • Skin rashes
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Diarrhoea


  • Distancing from customers and colleagues
  • Avoidance of customers
  • Lack of concentration, leading to poor decision making & mistakes
  • Poor memory leading to mistakes
  • Absenteeism
  • Impaired ability to make decisions and care for customers
  • Poor interpersonal relationships

( Cooper C. and Cartwright S. “Mental Health and Stress in Work Place”: A Guide for Employees” 1996.)

Read up on how you can be helped if you identify with any the above here:

See our Stress Management Pages for more information. 

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