I came across a very good article here about signs your stress is out of control. The key to this article isn’t to take the individual items on the list but to see if multiple indicators are true for you. Many of us with Anxiety have several different drivers that contribute to our overall condition.
Many of the items on this list are physical manifestations of stress and each one can contribute to your overall anxiety. So the opening paragraph from the article:
“Everyday stress can elicit the body’s stress response and become harmful over time if too pronounced. From headaches to increasing your risk of disease (largely a result of the bad habits stress causes such as eating junk food, not getting enough sleep, and not moving enough), long-term, chronic stress wreaks havoc on both your mind and body.”
Now the article goes on to illustrate specifics, and it’s a valuable to look at. How does this translate into anxiety? Stress drives anxiety, it’s not the only factor mind you there are hormonal issues, dietary, environmental and genetic.
That said it’s critical to keep in mind some of these physical manifestations of stress as they will drive your anxiety higher and that is not good. If you have any of these symptoms you need to be diligent and investigate the cause and the solution.
I could elaborate on each item listed but I am no doctor. What I do know is several of the items in the article have or still do pertain to me. I still break out from time to time with acne and I’m 50 years old. This always happens to me when I have a lot of stress and it is toxins releasing itself through my skin.
I go to a steam room regularly now and sweat a lot keeping my pours clean and thus making my skin healthier and am able to resolve these acne break outs faster. Perhaps you have something in your life that is happening regularly, back pain perhaps? If it isn’t an injury perhaps it’s a symptom of your stress level rising.
Invest some of your resources in your personal care. Massages, a personal day off whatever it is that calms and relaxes you do it. Life is short, fight back against anxiety and stress. You are doing awesome, one day at a time.