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Thursday, September 22, 2016

8 signs that confirm you are stressed out

Contrary to popular belief, job satisfaction and stress aren't mutually exclusive. You can love your work and yet feel pressured by it. And the symptoms caused by stress can be detrimental to your health and well-being.

If the following signs point out to you, it's important that you figure out ways to reduce the tension:

Sleep troubles

According to, insomnia and nightmares are common symptoms of stress. If everything in your personal life seems to be going smoothly, and you're in overall good health, your inability to sleep may be a result of work related stress. Find out what's keeping you up and deal with the issue.

Antacid tablets

You just got promoted. You're making good money. But every time you feel off, you end up popping antacid tablets like candy. Researchers have found a link between job stress and acid reflux symptoms like heartburn and nausea. If your stomach's constitution isn't what it used to be, this could be a sign that job burnout is taking a toll on your body.

Frequent headaches

There are a lot of reasons that cause frequent headaches, but one of the biggest culprits is stress. According to writer Kimberly Holland, "Constant mental stress can cause migraines. Home life and work life are two of the most common sources of stress and can damage your mind and body if you can't control it effectively."

Teeth grinding

Have you caught yourself staring at your computer screen grinding your teeth? Do you do it during meetings? The Mayo Clinic, a medical research group says in creased anxiety or stress can lead to teeth grind ing, which can cause jaw pain and damage your teeth.


According to writer Heidi Mitchell, someone who is stressed will be able to focus on the task at hand but might forget things that aren't specifically related. Recent studies have shown that the risk of dementia and other memory-related illnesses rises significantly as more people encounter uncontrollable stress.

Panic attacks

If you have no known panic disorder, but occasionally experience panic attacks at work, the reason could be stress. The Mayo Clinic says these panic attacks can begin suddenly, without warning. Some common symptoms include: rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, nausea, chills, and chest pain.

Angry outbursts

If you're generally a happy and calm person, but you have angry outbursts and are less patient at the workplace or at home, there's a good chance your job is getting the best of you. Random outbursts, irritability, and anger are a few symptoms of stress.

Sunday night blues

We all experience the occasional wave of dread on Sunday evening -especially after a fun weekend or when you have a busy workweek ahead. According to a recent job site survey, 76 per cent of American workers face Sunday night blues. But if you spend every Sunday feeling anxious, depressed, or fearful, you need to reconsider issues at work.

Source:-The Economic Times

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