Now we should point out that not everyone experiences stress in the same way. So you may experience some of these symptoms but not others. And if you experience 1 or 2 only on rare occasions, you may not be chronically stressed — your stomach ache could just be gas. Furthermore, there’s no magic number — we can’t say that if you have only a couple you’re not chronically stressed, but a couple more puts you over the edge. However, what is known is that, if you have only a few symptoms but they’re severe, you may be more stressed than you think.
If you’re not sure where you fall on the totally calm-totally stressed continuum, it’s best to err on the conservative side, and adopt ways to reduce you stress levels.
That’s what we’ll cover in our next installment — stress reduction techniques.