Stress affects everyone. The important thing is to learn to manage it so that our stress levels don’t become overwhelming.
Symptoms of stress
- Unexpected mood swings
- Insomnia or difficulty staying asleep
- Constant fatigue
- Weight changes: both weight loss or weight gain
- Digestion issues
- Inability to concentrate
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Increased bodily tension
- New or heightened obsessive/compulsive behavior
You may experience one or two of the above symptoms while your friend is grappling with five of them. Both responses are entirely normal but require different stress management techniques.