Stress can be a major headache. Sometimes it’s caused by horrible drivers on the freeway and sometimes it’s those work meetings that drag on endlessly. Sometimes it subtly simmers beneath the surface, and sometimes it wells up to where you want to pull your hair out. Before chronic stress wreaks havoc with your life, get to know the many symptoms that indicate you’re overwhelmed with life’s many challenges. Being aware is the first step towards coping. Here are 10 sure signs you are stressed out.
1. Frequent Headaches
One way people can gauge the amount of stress they’re under is by the number of headaches they suffer. Rather than popping those four-hour doses of ibuprofen to keep your throbbing head in check, try to minimize your exposure to stressful situations, even if it means closing your office door to the headache mongers or taking a break from the kids.