Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms
Inability to concentrate
Anxious or racing thoughts
Irritability or short temper
Agitation, inability to relax
Sense of loneliness and isolation
Depression or general unhappiness
Aches and pains
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
Eating more or less
Sleeping too much or too little
Isolating yourself from others
Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
And I only picked out the symptoms I am going through now or at least what apparently has been building up to what is happening to me now.... I have an incredible amount to work on don't I? Amazing what job related stress will do!!
For some time now I have been internalizing the question what is wrong with me? I realize the lack of sun this year (we are experiencing the 5th wettest year in recorded history here in GA) has a great deal to do with it. The repressed emotions of constantly working harder and longer for less in sales; the dog-eat-dog intensity due to the economy (how I am beginning to loathe that sentence bearing excuse) living on commission not to mention I am the main bread winner for our family which has obviously and silently began to show the toll it has taken on me. I must make a concerted effort to get back into yoga, meditation, serious walking (hunting season almost over thank goodness!!) My health, my life is on the line if my stress is left untreated...wow! At least I have an answer to my symptoms and now I need to no I will begin to work on the remedy!