Not matter how good you life is going, it's going to be nearly impossible to avoid stress completely. It just seems to be part of normal life. However, dealing with it in the right way is the only way to continue to have peace and harmony in your life. It is also the only way to help keep your body healthy during stressful situations. Stress does not just rear it's ugly head through emotions but it also pops up physically. Learning to recognize the negative affects stress is having on you or someone you know is important to be able to combat the evils of stress.
Everyone chooses to handle stress in their own way and a lot of people do it quite effectively. Some people may let off steam by going out and playing a few lottery games or have a few drinks, whatever. But, if this is not something that you or the person you know does any time or does very little and then suddenly you or they are doing a lot of, then this shows that you or they are not coping with the stress in a healthy manner.
You need to understand that stress has a very negative affect on your immune system as well and it puts you at risk at getting sick even as bad as developing cancer a long with depression, high chance of anxiety attacks, high blood pressure, a variety of different heart diseases can be attributed to stress as well as muscle problems and bone problems. So you need to be aware of these things and keep alert in order to try and either avoid them by managing your stress better or catching them early and getting in to see a doctor.
Other signs of too much stress will show itself with different skin disorders like psoriasis or eczema. Even if you are or are not predisposed to this kind of skin disorder large amounts of stress will cause you to have an episode or you will begin having a problem with this type of skin disorder on a regular basis if the stress goes uncontrolled.
Another symptom of stress taking over is that a person a lot of times will experience a lot of different mood swings that could include being extremely impatient with others or even themselves, being excessively irritable and even feeling sorrowful. These mood changes are usually erratic.
Sleep can become an issue as well. If you begin to start getting very poor quality of sleep and you have a hard time sleeping at night or if you have a hard time getting up early in the mornings, then this is another sign that stress is affecting your life. If you also have trouble falling back to sleep after you wake up in the middle of the night is another indication that stress is part of the factor.
Another big symptom or sign that stress is beginning to disturb your life routine is if you don't feel enthused about things that use to enthuse you or use to make you happy. If you don't seem to have interest in things you use to enjoy.
If you have a change in your appetite and weight because your eating habits have change, this is another sign of stress. You also might have a hard time concentrating or even have a hard time remembering things. These things too are examples of how stress is affecting your life.
If you or someone in your life are experiencing any or all of these symptoms, it's probably a good time to look into how you can manage your stress so that it stops controlling you and your life.