Knowing the warning signs is an important step toward better health.
In a previous article we talked about how chronic stress is harmful to your health — it’s linked to cardiac disease and GI problems, screws with your circadian rhythms and your immune system, and affects your mood and personality, to name just a few.
Again, the focus is on chronic stress, that kind that’s always present. In fact, those who are chronically stressed might not even realize it. They’re used to feeling that way and can come to regard how they feel as normal.
That wouldn’t be so bad, except that if you can’t tell whether or not you suffer from chronic stress, you can’t do something about it. Furthermore, you may think that, because you don’t any of the issues that cause chronic stress, such as financial problems, work overload, etc., you couldn’t possibly be stressed out.