For me, at times I can tell I am stressed. My heart seems to race, my body becomes tight, and my stomach might even act up a bit. At other times, things place stress on my body, like a physical injury would, that my mind doesn’t even realize is stress. The only way I know it was stress is by examining the symptoms.
The more I learn about stress and it’s symptoms, the more horrified I am that, what I use to think of as just a nuisance, causes an incredible amount so suffering, chronic illness, and worse. It is the silent threat disguised in sheep’s clothing. If more people were aware of its implications, I think we would be far better off as a world. However, it is not my intent at this time to start a global awareness campaign. Rather, I want to list a few of the symptoms of stress I have discovered on the internet. Some of these I have suffered with, and it was only by seeing that they can be caused by stress that I realized the danger of stress. Before this, I just thought I had a series of unrelated or maybe some related symptoms caused by who knows what. And not knowing what the “what” is makes it hard to address the problem. All you can do is try to mask the symptoms. But knowing the cause, you can attack the cause.