It’s important not to let your stress get out of control because it can lead to both physical and mental health issues, work-related stress and relationship problems.
Below are two lists to help you assess if you are stressed. It's impossible to complete these two lists, simply because stress behaviours and signs and symptoms of stress are so diverse. We are all so different, one size will never fit all.
There will always be stressors; people, events and situations in our lives that upset our lives. The best we can do is learn how to manage ourselves in our stress response to ensure the best quality of life for ourselves and our loved ones.
Doing some stress management workshops or coaching and counselling sessions will help you manage your stress better and improve the quality of your life.
Some signs and symptoms of stress
Some stress behaviours
If you recognise a lot of the signs and symptoms of stress above and have answered the majority of questions under stress behaviours with yes, you most likely are suffering from too much stress. Don't wait too long to talk to someone or get help.The journey back from chronic stress and burnout can be a long and difficult one, avoid it if you can.