Ten signs you are stressed out and near burnout and ways how to deal with it

Ten signs you are stressed out and near burnout and ways how to deal with it

Stress is emotional or mental strain usually caused by adverse circumstances. Stress is associated with a long list of mental and physical signs. In this article I will eroate, what are the signs and how to deal with it.

1. Headaches

According to many studies, stress can contribute to headaches, a condition that is characterized by pain in the head or the neck. Thats why when we wanna protect ourselfes, we pull up the shoulders, we pull in the head, we are not relaxed in the upper body. This leads to tension in the neck and shoulders and eventually headaches. Other headache triggers are alcohol consumption, lack of sleep, food allergies, slipped disks and dehydration.


  • Do Yoga daily
  • Stretch excersices
  • Take a hot shower to relax tense muscles
  • Drink water in plenty, put in a squieze of fresh lemon
  • Take magnesium
  • Adequate sleep

2. Acne

Acne is one of the obvious ways that stress usually manifests. Stressed people often touch their faces, which spreads bacteria that contribute to the development of acne.


  • Find the root of stress and change the situation

3. Chronic pain

Increased levels of stress can result in complaints such as aches and pains. The stress hormone cortisol is associated with chronic pain.


  • Exercise more often
  • Eat healthily

4. Decreased energy and lack of sleep

Prolonged stress can cause decreased energy levels and chronic fatigue. Stress may disrupt your sleep pattern and cause insomnia, which in turn lead to low energy levels.


5. Changes in Libido

Stressful periods make people experience changes in their sex drives. A study was conducted to evaluate the stress levels of 30 women and measured their arousal while watching an erotic movie. Those with lower stress levels experienced higher arousal compared to those with higher stress levels.


  • Find the root of stress and change the situation

6. Issues with digestion

High levels of stress can cause digestive problems such as diarrhea and constipation.


  • Avoid foods that can easily contribute to stomach upset. Foods such as caffeine, foods containing lactose, and spicy foods are a no go zone.

7. Changes in Appetite

During times of stress, changes in appetite are common. You may find yourself with no appetite either or ravenously raiding the refrigerator at night with an incredible appetite for food.


  • Exercise regularly as this will increase metabolism and increase your appetite.
  • Have prepared food ready in case you get hungry.
  • Change your scenery go out to a restaurant.

8. Depression

According to studies, chronic stress contributes to the development of depression. High-stress levels result in high depression levels.


  • Exercise-it is recommended you take a 30-minute walk every day
  • Good nutrition is recommended
  • Do not dwell on troubles

9. You feel like giving up

An evident sign could be, that you feel like giving up, see no sense anymore. This should be a huge warning sign for yourself to change sth on the situation!

10. Rapid Heartbeat and high blood pressure

High-stress levels are usually associated with a fast heartbeat. Heart rate is significantly higher during stressful conditions.


  • Eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your diet
  • Use relaxation techniques to decrease the anxiety you have
  • Avoid smoking


At one point in life, you will experience stress. It may take a toll on many aspects of health and a wide range of signs and symptoms. Finding the root of your stress and changing the situation will help you deal with the stress. Yoga, daily meditation and mindfulness will help you deal with stress better than without this techniques. A Yoga retreat or daily/weekly Yoga programm in your town (or online in your home) can increase your stress resistency and help you to live a better and healthier life!

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