signs you are too stressed out

8 Warning Signs That You Need To Rest

And why it is important to take a break.


Stress happens to everyone. It is also apart of most of our lifestyles. We live in a world with constant access to work, school, and play. We are pushed to improve and never settle. Yet, we are also told we only have 24 hours in a day and must not waste them. But where does that leave us? Stress can have serious impacts on our health and daily life. But what are warning signs stress is becoming an issue?

1. You cannot concentrate  

This is a tell-tale sign you are too stressed out. If you are unable to focus on a task or you're normal tasks, take a step back and find some time to rest.

2. You are not hungry/Are starving all the time

It is easy to forget to eat or to diminish the importance of sparing time to eat. Then your body begins to crave food because it is desperate to eat more than a meal a day (or more than a meal every other day.) Take time to reenergize to prevent from adding health issues to your stress.

3. You are sleeping too much or not all all

There seems to be no in between when you are truly stressed out.

4. Rapid Heartbeat

This is one of the scarier signs for many people. You often feel like you just ran a marathon or are about to have a heart attack. The key is to take deep breathes and try and stay calm.

5. Upset stomach

This can tie into the lack of an appetitate also.

6. People are worried for you

Here's a tip, if you ever have a total strange approach you and ask if you are okay and are stressed out. Then you might want to consider how stressed you really are because strangers are able to notice it without knowing the situation.

7. You are becoming a perfectionist

While not always the case, if you become obsessed with perfection it can be a sign you are stressing out.

8. You are forgetting important details for the sake of completing task

It is easy to get caught up in checking items off your list but missing the main point.

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It's so much easier to pin a problem on someone else than it is to look deep within yourself and take responsibility for the things that you've done. But that's all part of growing up.


I'm sure you've heard it before...

"Cut someone out of your life if they negatively impact your mental health."

"You need to cut off friends, family, anyone that is bad for you and your future."

"You will be so much better off once _____ is gone from your life."

At this point in your life, you've probably cut off one or more people who you believed weren't good for you. You were prioritizing yourself, and that meant letting go of someone, regardless of the memories, bond, and love that you had for them. It was probably difficult, but somewhere down the line, you knew that you did what was best for you. And you stood by that decision.

But how many times have you been the problem?

How many times have you sat down and took the time to analyze a situation, only to come to the conclusion that YOU'RE the one that's messing up? And that if you changed x, y, and z, you could save or help your relationship with your friend, family member, or significant other.

Probably not very often.

It's so much easier to pin a problem on someone else than it is to look deep within yourself and take responsibility for the things that you've done. But that's all part of growing up. At some point, I hope you realize that you weren't so perfect either, after all. And when you do, this is what I want you to think about:

We all go through different phases of our lives, and it's okay to understand and acknowledge that this phase doesn't represent the best version of yourself. Character development isn't a strict upward slope, where you start off being a shitty, underdeveloped, immature person, but then progress into being an angel. There are going to be ups and downs. There are going to be moments where you're really disappointed in yourself, and can't believe that you let yourself slip up to that degree. We all have flaws, we all make mistakes. But also all have so much potential.

As long as you're willing to put in the effort to change (because everyone around you deserves that), then you're on the right track. And I'm proud of you for having the emotional maturity to self reflect and be better. That's the first step.

And the next step is going to involve putting everything you're saying into practice. I can't promise you that it's going to be easy. And I can't promise you that you're going to drastically permanently change overnight. If I did, I would be lying. But what I can promise you is that everything you're going to do will be worth it in the long run. I hope that's enough of a reason to dig deep for a new you.

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