8 Signs You Might Be Too Stressed

Stress represents a sense of being mentally, emotionally, and physically tense. There are two sorts of stress – positive stress and negative stress. Positive stress encourages us in motivating to try to do higher and achieving our goals. Whereas negative stress makes us feel anxious, irritable, restless, or even snappy at times.

Our body gives us signals and warns us about we may be too stressed. It’s important to look out for signs that our body shows both mentally and physically.

8 signs that show you could be stressed and how you can destress yourself

No Patience

  • You often run out of patience.
  • You feel distracted all the time.
  • You are mentally absent throughout the conversations.
  • You feel restless all the time.
What can you do?
  • Shift your focus – laugh a lot/yoga or exercise / meditate and let go.
  • Occupy yourself with things you love to do, which brings joy and positivity in your life.

Obsessed with your problem

  • You are unable to get your mind off your problem.
  • You worry excessively about it.
  • You cannot detach yourself from the problem.
  • You have made your problem as the core problem of your life.
What you can do?
  • Start thinking practically and objectively.
  • Give yourself 15-20 minutes in a day, just to think about your problem and the possible solution to it, and then let go.

Negative Feelings

  • You may feel tensed or depressed most of the time.
  • You may feel, overwhelmed, irritable, or even sad.
  • You begin to feel incompetent about yourself.
  • A feeling of low self-esteem and self-worth
What you can do?
  • Write a journal about things you are thankful for.
  • Put on some soothing music, meditate, practice deep breathing, and relax as much as you can.

Sleeping too much

  • Your sleep cycle is completely messed up.
  • Sleeping and snoozing your alarm goes hand in hand.
  • Stress often makes you mentally and physically tired than usual.
  • Sometimes experience insomnia
What you can do?
  • Exercise – cardio/ running/ aerobics/ cycling/ boxing daily for 45-60 minutes.
  • Carefully avoid having alcohol or coffee during bedtime.

Physiological Changes

  • You may gain a lot of weight around your waistline.
  • You may have sore teeth leading to grinding all night.
  • You may also experience muscle twitching around the eyes related to the stressed nerve.
  • You may feel your lips are chapped, and your mouth is sore all the time.
What you can do?
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Improve your eating habits, include Vitamin B6 in your food as it’s responsible for boosting happy hormones in our body.

Intestine Problems

  • Constant feeling of whirlpool in your stomach.
  • You may have diarrhea, digestive issues, constipation, bloatedness, or stomach cramps.
  • You may feel nausea, dizziness, or bowel issues.
  • This often leads to loss of appetite and food allergies.
What you can do?
  • Eat juicy fruits.
  • Warm water and ginger help in calm the acidic fluids in the stomach.


  • You would often forget to do simple stuff – closing the door, flushing the toilet.
  • You would walk into another room not remembering what you came for.
  • Difficulty in recalling something.
  • Your concentration decreases due to overthinking.
What you can do?
  • Practice some exercises that improve concentration and helps in focusing.
  • Making a to-do list before sleeping, helps in keeping the next day organized, systematic, and well planned.

Mood Swings

  • You have no control over your moods.
  • You have become short-tempered.
  • You find it extremely difficult to relax.
  • You feel unhappy and lonely all the time.
What you can do?
  • Count 20 to 0 backward before snapping out.
  • Take a 2 minutes break for a couple of times during a day and practice deep breathing.