Working Your Last Nerve: Overwhelm at Work
In this series we’ll take a look at some of the physical signs that indicate stress, and some simple and natural ways to reduce stress during your workday.
Outer Signs of Inner Pressure
New research indicates that as many as 4 people in 5 feel anxious every week – and while a little stress is actually necessary to live, excessive stress is not only bad for our wellbeing but can cause physical symptoms as well, such as acne breakouts, neck pain and bloating.
Below are are few symptoms you should pay attention to – they could be signs that you are under extreme stress (if after trying low tech remedies the symptoms persist, go see your doctor to be sure it is nothing serious):
|Heartburn||Eat little and often; Cut down on smoking, alcohol, spicy food; A glass of milk to reduce acid (before trying antacids)|
|Erratic Periods||Add iron-based foods, e.g. broccoli and red meat; Try natural hair loss products|
|Insomnia||Avoid caffeine or excess alcohol; List your worries before bed – then tell yourself that this is for tomorrow’s agenda; Exercise during the day|
|Headache||Meditation or yoga; Warm baths; Cool cloth on forehead|
|Digestive Problems||Never eat when upset or angry; Avoid laxatives if constipated as they can cause dehydration|
|Skin Problems||Keep your face clean and exfoliate regularly; Drink plenty of water; Avoid touching your face|