Sometimes you’ll get caught up in the work that your stress can go unnoticed. You might not even pick it up because you’re busy all the time, and you’re barely even paying attention to the things that are bothering you.
After the year of COVID, we might even be welcoming the business of work back into our lives because it gives us a sense of purpose. Or maybe we’ve just been working for so long; taking a break is what seems foreign.
Stress can creep in, and you won’t even know it’s affecting you; you’ll likely blame it on your routine or even a bad habit. Here are some signs that you’re actually stressed out.
When you’re constantly working, you might not notice your posture or even that you’re clenching your jaw. The back pain can make it challenging to find a comfortable position to fall asleep.
Clenching your jaw can go unnoticed, especially when you’re consumed by work. You can also possibly be grinding your teeth in your sleep, which can leave you waking up with killer headaches!
2. Brain fog
When you’re constantly burning the midnight oil, it can take a toll on your brain. You might even notice that your memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be.
Forgetting things is one thing, but when it starts happening often, it could be a sign that you need to take a break! More so when you can’t seem to pay attention to the work you’re doing!
3. Mood swings
A sign of being overwhelmed can be changes in your mood. You might find yourself easily angered by insignificant things or even feeling negative and down about everything.
Now, if you’re used to flawless skin and have been taking real good care of it, a breakout would raise the alarm, especially because you’ve been so careful. A breakout can be from touching your face often or even blocked pores.
Just remember not to pop pimples because it could make your situation worse. Just try your best to relax while waiting for your breakout to clear out!
5. Feeling tired
Your problems can leave you tossing and turning at night, so you might not get the sleep you deserve, and when you finally do, it’s back to work! The next day you’ll be feeling exhausted and low on energy to do anything, even work!
6. Decreased libido
Studies have shown that many have trouble being aroused or even satisfied during sex when going through periods of stress. If your libido isn’t what it used to be, it could be a sign you’re stressed out even if there’s nothing in your life stressing you out.
If you’re experiencing any of these signs, your body tells you that you need a break. Take time for yourself and find things that de-stress you so that you’re functioning at your best!
Dr Saadiqah Hajat