Stress symptoms

To understand when stress becomes a negative factor, it is helpful to take a critical look at our own behaviour and physical well-being to check for signs that may occur if stress becomes excessive.

Physical symptoms
  • Exhaustion
  • Lack of energy
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • Tense muscles
  • Sleeplessness
  • Gastrointestinal complains
  • Greater susceptibility to infections
Mental and emotional symptoms
  • Feeling of having no control
  • Inner tension
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Reduced productivity
  • General loss of interest
Changes in behaviour
  • Increase in drinking or smoking
  • Nervous nail-biting
  • Irregularities in your diet and sleeping patterns
  • Eating disorders