(Signs I'm becoming more Stressed)
Am I becoming more tired?
Do I keep looking at the clock and wondering when the day will end?
Have I quit looking forward to doing things?
Am I enjoying doing things, or am I just trying to get through the day?
Have I quite laughing?
Am I always serious?
Am I depressed?
Do I feel edgy and have trouble relaxing?
Do the stairs seem twice as long?
Am I becoming out of breath easily?
Do I just want to sit and never move?
Am I having more head aches?
Are they becoming more severe?
Is it a sharp pain in the middle of my forehead?
Am I waking up at night with headaches?
Am I having neuralgia pain (nerve pain)?
Am I having trouble sleeping?
Do I have trouble getting to sleep?
Am I achy at night and toss and turn?
Do I have trouble getting back to sleep?
Am I waking up with panic attacks?
Do I feel like I am not getting enough air?
Do I feel anxious?
Am I sleepy in the late afternoon?
Do I feel best right after dinner?
Do I doze a lot in the evenings?
At bedtime do I have trouble getting to sleep and am I then awake for a couple of hours?
Am I keyed up at night and have trouble relaxing?
Have I lost my appetite?
Do I feel nauseous?
Do I have heartburn or lots of burping?
Is it getting hard to get down food?
Do I need to eat more often to feel better?
Do I crave sweets? (blood sugar dropping)
Do I feel more hungry?
Do I sometimes have no appetite?
Am I eating to keep up some energy?
Do I gag easily when eating or drinking?
Am I experiencing bloating, gas, diarrhea, or incontinence?
Do I just want to wear lose clothing? (nothing tight around my middle)
Does my chest feel tight?
Am I getting a cough?
Do my allergies seem worse?
Do perfumes and chemicals seem to smell stronger?
Am I getting headaches around perfumes?
Does print and inks give me a headache and cause my sinuses to burn?
Do I have a sore throat?
Are the glands in my neck swollen (lymph nodes)?
Are my eyes crusty and my nose stuffy in the mornings?
Am I getting sick more often?
Is it taking longer and longer to recover from illness?
Am I getting sleepy and dopey when I go out places?
Do I fall asleep often when I’m out?
Is it talking longer to feel ok after I go out?
Am I very tired the next day?
Do I feel more achy and stiff?
Is it hard to make a fist? (slow movement and stiff)
Is my neck, shoulders and back cramping?
Am I having more leg cramps and jumpiness?
Is my abdomen cramping when I move much?
Do I have pain in my mid back?
Do I have pain in the middle of my chest?
Am I shaky?
Do I lose my grip?
Am I dropping and breaking things?
Am I weak and have trouble lifting things?
Is my blood pressure going up a little?
If my pulse racing?
Am I getting dizzy when I stand, or after I eat or exercise?
Do I feel dizzy even if I am sitting still?
Are my fingers turning purple?
Is my blood pressure dropping?
Am I constantly thirsty?
Is my mouth dry?
Do I crave salt?
Am I retaining a lot of water?
Are my legs, abdomen, and hands swelling?
Do my feet and legs ache?
Is my face becoming puffy, especially under my eyes?
Do I have dark circles under my eyes?
Am I suddenly putting on weight?
Is my face a deep pink?
At times am I very pale?
Am I suddenly becoming very hot, especially my face?
Do I suddenly drip with sweat?
Do I wake up in the middle of the night hot?
Am I very cold in the mornings?
Do I have trouble getting warm?
Do I have cold icy feet?
Am I having more trouble getting going in the mornings?
Do I find that there are many “holes” in my day (time I just don’t remember)?
Am I not getting much done in a day and don’t know why?
Do I forget what I am doing?
Do I have to reread and reread a sentence?
Do I have trouble following conversations and responding?
Do I tend to just agree because I don’t know what they are talking about?
Am I having more difficulty doing math, forms, and other details?
Am I always sleepy and tired?
Do I just don’t have any energy?
Do I have to remind myself to blink?
Do I just sit and stare a lot?
Do I feel like I’m carrying a huge weight around, or like I’m struggling to move through molasses (slow sluggish)?
Am I having trouble managing my home? (forgetting, moving slowly, too tired)
Do I never feel rested?
Is the world looking grayish and like I’m looking in a tunnel?
Am I forgetting more?
Am I have more trouble thinking and confuse easily?
Do things upset me more easily?
Do I feel tearful?
Do I feel grouchy?
Does everyone seem irritating?
Does everyone and everything seem upsetting?
Do my eyes burn and feel dry?
Am I becoming more sensitive to light?
Can I focus in the mornings?
Do I have trouble focusing on smaller print?
Do my eyes fatigue easily?
Does looking at the computer screen hurt my eyes?
Do I feel pain when I move my eyes?
Am I unable to read?
Is my skin more dry and more itchy?
If I pinch my skin, does it stay pinched for a while?
If I press my skin with a fingernail, does the mark remain awhile?
Is my skin crepey?
(This means I’m getting dehydrated)
Are my nails more dry and brittle?
Are my gums becoming sore?
Am I losing my coordination?
Am I tripping more?
Am I wobbly and have trouble walking?
Do my hands shake some?
Am I getting a twitch by my eyes?
Do I start shaking even with a mild stress?
Does being near anything electromagnetic give me a headache? (microwave, TV, computer, phone)
Do even small noises startle me?
Is even soft music tiring?
Does the ticking of a clock seem loud?
Do loud sounds make me feel nauseous?
Do I just want complete quiet?
Does riding in a car make me dizzy and nauseous?
Is it tiring just to try and talk with anyone?
Do I just want to be alone?
Am I missing taking my medication on time?
Have I quit setting goals?
Am I not thinking things out, prioritizing, or planning?
Am I just trying to get things done?
Am I not in charge of my own life?
Am I allowing others to think for me and trying to please them?
Am I unable to solve problems or make decisions?
Am I always worried if I will really be able to do something?
Have I quit doing things I enjoy?
Do I dwell on negative news and memories?
Am I too busy to enjoy nature - birds, sunsets, and sunshine?
Do I always feel pressured to get things done?
Do I have long to do lists and lots of notes around?
Do I just want to stop the merry-go-round and get off?
Does it feel like everything is coming at me too fast?
Do I never lie down to rest?
Do I not want to get up in the mornings?
Have I quit caring how I look or about keeping up the house?
Do I frequently feel that I just can’t handle life?
Do I long to just collapse so I can rest?
Do I just want to rest?