10 telltale signs that you are stressed out and a few way to bust stress
Stress leads to all sorts of health problems and if at all possible we should avoid getting into stressful situations. Sometimes it is a little difficult to distinguish if and how much stress you are experiencing. I have a short list for you to enjoy, which will illustrates situations that were caused by too much stress. At the end of that list you can find a few ways reducing that stress.
You may be under too much stress, if:
- you sit down at your desk and your colleagues give you a funny look. You were supposed to be off and you went to work anyway.
- you drive “home” just to realize that you went to the house you used to own.
- you put your trash out on a Sunday thinking it is Friday – the actual trash day.
- you are halfway out the driveway on the way to work when you notice that the neighborhood is way too quiet. You find out it is Saturday.
- you get off the airplane and your luggage does not arrive on the belt. You pay a ground support person $10 to check the aircraft and he appears with the suitcase. You rush out the airport as you need to catch a flight at the next terminal when you realize that you got off the airplane one stop too earlier and you should have gotten back on the same plane.
- you rush through an airport and make a quick restroom pitstop. You sit down and look to the left and right and notice high heel shoes. You are a man.
- you attempt punching in a telephone number into your computer’s keyboard and are unsuccessful in making a call.
- you try making a phone call trying to key in the telephone number into calculator on your desk.
- you go to the back to school night of your kids and you try remembering the school entrance door key code because you think you are at work and are now stumped that the code does not work.
- you go back to the airport parking lot and have no idea what level you parked your car.
Funny, huh? Sadly enough these are my own real life examples of occurrences when my stress level was too high. Lesson learned was to keep slowing down and having enough down time once and a while. What really helps is exercising, sleeping long and well enough, hanging out with friends and family, and in general not taking yourself too seriously.