Emotional Effects of Stress 

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When emotional effects of stress are experienced you become vulnerable to being overwhelmed and may quickly find find yourself unable to cope as well as you normally do. This in itself is stressful.

When you reach this stage of emotional reaction due to stress overload, you probably are also already experiencing some sort of physical symptoms too.

The danger is that if your stress is not tackled now it could lead on to further long term ill health.

 Recognizing the emotional effects of stress?

Here are some of the emotional symptoms which will indicate that your stress levels need to be checked and managed before they take over.

  • Nightmares
  • Irritability
  • Angry outbursts
  • feelings of guilt
  • feelings of hopelessness
  • become more cynical
  • Anxiety and or panic attacks
  • feel isolated
  • become defensive and over sensitive
  • become fearful of failure or of letting people down

Of course you may not have all of these symptoms, but having at least three of them at once does indicate that you are suffering adverse effects from stress and do need to do something about it now.

Alternative Remedies
Tackling Some of The Emotional Symptoms of Stress

Relaxation is obviously important when it comes to reducing the effects of stress, so I find that the following alternative remedies are helpful in calming the emotions and giving you that time out you need.

Aromatherapy Oils:

Basil

Bergamont

Geranium

Lavender

Lemongrass

Neroli

Bach Flower Remedies:

Cherry Plum - for fear of losing control

Aspen - for unknown anxieties

Larch - for self confidence

Star of Bethlehem - for after a traumatic experience

Plan To Reduce Your Stress Levels

When you first notice that emotional effects of stress are starting to take hold, you need to quickly take charge of your situation to help reduce these effects before they overwhelm you completely.

Making a plan of how you are going to manage your stress will in itself help you to relax and make you feel in control once again.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • keep a stress diary
  • Find out what areas of your life may be the cause of your stress and try and make changes if possible.
  • Use techniques to boost your self confidence
  • Take time to relax, have a long hot bath with your favourite oils
  • Take time out to take stock of your life and reevaluate what is important to you.

These are just simplified methods and other areas of the site will take you through more in depth coping techniques and strategies.

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