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Stress Free Living: Stress and Your Symptoms
July 07, 2009

Discussing Symptoms of Stress

July 2009 - Issue #007: Stress and Your Symptoms

A few weeks ago I sent out a special ezine edition asking you to share your thoughts on some stress related topics and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated. is a place where I want you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, ideas, and stories. Every single person who participates in this site, whether it be through their own story submission or through a comment on someone else's submission helps to make this site a great place for all of us to go and unwind and relieve the stress in our lives. So thanks again for sharing a part of yourselves and your lives.

Best Wishes,
Jill R.

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who come alive."
~ Harold Whitman

Symptoms of Stress

Lately I've been feeling a little more stress than usual. Owning a website about stress management definitely doesn't make me exempt from getting stressed out, but it does help in having a constant reminder of how important it is to recognize when I'm stressed and to then take the necessary steps to relieve some of it.

So on that note, I thought for this ezine issue, we'd go back to the basics of stress management and discuss some of the symptoms of stress and the importance of recognizing them, just as I've been doing lately.

One of the advantages that we all have is the ability to know ourselves well enough to know when something is not right or is "out of whack". The best thing you can do for yourself is to pay attention to your mind and your body and take notice when you're experiencing something different or something that is not "normal" for you.

Everyone experiences stress differently and will get different symptoms. However, I've made a short list of some of the common symptoms of stress:

  • Poor Sleep
  • Loss of Appetite or Increased Appetite
  • Chest Pain
  • Digestive Problems
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Decreased Immunity
  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Anger

Remember, it's important to always seek the advice of your doctor because many of these symptoms of stress could also be symptoms of other, more serious, medical conditions.

Please check out this article for more info on Symptoms of Stress.

Join the Discussion! asks, "What are your symptoms of stress?"

Darlene from Mississippi answered that question and even gave her tips on helping to overcome problems with poor sleep.

You can read her submission and comment on it here.

We'd also like to hear about your symptoms and how you deal with them. Click here to share your own experiences.

In Case You Missed It...

Creating a Stress Management Journal

Using a stress management journal can be a great way to record your symptoms of stress and can be an invaluable tool if you decide to visit your doctor to discuss these symptoms.

Click here to learn how using a Stress Management Journal could benefit you.

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Thank you for spending some time with me today, I hope you have enjoyed your copy of the Stress Free Living ezine. If there is something you'd like to see next month, please reply to this email and let me know!

And thanks again to Darlene for sharing her symptoms of stress with us!

Wishing you all the very best,

Jill R.

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