Stress in the era of covid may be unavoidable. It is important to be able to recognize the different symptoms and the potential health problems that can arise if stress levels are left unmanaged. Continue reading below to learn about the symptoms of stress and different ways to mitigate it.
In this time of Covid, many of us are experiencing remote work and a different kind of celebration for
the holidays., These challenges may trigger a particular biological stress response that causes
chemicals and hormones to surge throughout our bodies.
Some of the most common physical symptoms are aches and pains, diarrhea or constipation,
nausea, dizziness, chest pain, rapid heart rate, loss of sex drive, and frequent colds or flu. Emotional
symptoms include depression, unhappiness, anxiety and agitation, moodiness, and irritability or
Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that is left
unchecked can contribute to many health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure,
obesity and diabetes.
So how can we relieve the stress and anxiety that we are all facing in our daily lives? Consider
exercise, taking slow even deep breaths, and my favorite soak in a warm bath while listening to
soothing music. Reducing your caffeine intake and writing down what has you most concerned can
also reduce anxiety These are simple, easy steps that can brighten your outlook and help you
improve your health.
Different people may feel stress in different ways. But remember, you are important, you matter, you
are valued and most importantly, you are unique and special! We will survive Covid, and in the
process maybe learn how to improve our mental and physical health.