About Stress

Stress is the way your body responds or reacts to change, both internal and external and can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious. What is stressful to one person is not necessarily stressful to another.

Whether the change is positive or negative, it will cause stress. Stress keeps us going but stress may build up over time if we experience numerous changes in our lives all at once. Everyone has experienced common stress symptoms such as: anxiety: sweaty palms, fast heart rate, and churning stomach, however, too much stress will cause a person to exhibit some of the following symptoms:

  • Increased irritability and fatigue
  • Heightened sensitivity to criticism
  • Signs of tension, such as nail-biting
  • Difficulty getting to sleep and early morning waking
  • Drinking and smoking more
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of concentration