The first easy sign is frequent complaints of having no time and too much do to. Of course this is a common complaint amongst most people, but when this perceived lack of hours in the day and large workload starts to affect a person’s wellbeing, that’s when we know we have a problem.
Diet and Exercise.
Physiological responses and general health
Common signs of this include:
- Low or inconsistent energy – often either feeling wired or exhausted
- Weight gain or problems shifting weight particularly around the mid-section
- Digestive problems – unexplained bloating and erratic bowel movements
- Menstrual cycle irregularities – missed, late or painful periods
- PMS – surprisingly women shouldn’t actually experience this!
- Erratic moods
- Increased injuries and common illnesses
If stress is work-induced, how can we get away from it and reduce our cortisol levels?
It’s amazing how powerful this simple mindset shift of always staying connected to what is really important to you can be – I’ve seen it completely turn around people’s behaviours and positively impact all areas of their lives.
How can exercise performance be affected by stress?
A morning, midday and afternoon ritual to help keep stress levels down
- Think of 3 things you’re grateful for
- Take 10 deep slow belly breaths
- Think of a time you were truly happy
- Look at your values and goals