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Am I Feeling Stressed?

It’s #stressawarenessmonth so it feels right to give you some practical information about identifying stress in yourself and others and let's be honest there's plenty for us to be stressed about right about now.

Whilst thinking about what to write for this post I remembered a conversation I had a while back with a friend of ours who is a dog trainer. We’d brought him in to teach our dog some new behaviours and I was fascinated by how similar dogs and humans are when it comes to developing healthy behaviours and also how similar they are when it comes to lashing out attacking.

Most of the time dogs will never simply lash out for no reason, there’s always a series of smaller behaviours that lead up to it which often get ignored.

The same thing happens to us.

We will exhibit smaller, more subtle behaviours that tell us we are experiencing the negative aspects of stress. But we tend to ignore them and pass them off as something else. The sore neck and back you have probably isn’t because you’ve slept funny the night before, it’s probably your body telling you that something isn’t right and that you need to take a step back for a moment.

There can be numerous signs and symptoms and in this post I want to share with you a selection so you can assess yourself and understand when the pressure of your work or personal environment is having a negative effect on your well-being.

These are some of the more common signs as developed from

Psychological Signs

Inability to concentrate

Memory lapses

Easily distracted

Less creative than usual

Undue worrying

Negative thinking

Prone to accidents


Emotional Signs



Mood swings

Extra sensitive to criticism


Feeling out of control

Lack of motivation



Lack of self esteem

Physical Signs

Constant aches and pains, muscle tension

Frequent colds

Skin rashes


Weight gain / Loss



Panic attacks

Physical Tiredness

Menstrual changes

Heart problems

Behavioural Changes

Not wanting to make time for pleasurable activities

Increased reliance of alcohol, caffeine or drugs

Becoming a workaholic

Poor time management/ poor standards of work


Self neglect /Change in appearance

Social withdrawal




If you are seeing these signs in yourself more then you do normally then you may be experiencing the negative effects of stress. We have stress management experts on hand here at The Business Health Group who are more than happy to talk to you.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at;

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