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Symptoms and factors that help to overcome stress

Psychological Symptoms:

  • Fears and anxiety
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger, guilt or resentment
  • Frustration and loss of motivation
  • Fear of failure
  • Lack of concentration

Physical Symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweats
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Insomnia
  • Apathy and fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Back and neck aches
  • Obesity or weight loss
  • Weakened immune system

Behavioural Symptoms:

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Addictions to alcohol and drugs
  • Phobias
  • Impulsiveness
  • Excessive food intake
  • Decreased activity
  • Social isolation

Techniques and factors that help to overcome stress:

  • Exercise
  • Relaxation and visualisation techniques
  • A healthy diet
  • Hobbies and leisure time
  • Caring for yourself
  • Nurturing your personal relationships
  • A healthy balance between work and family life
  • Learning to be assertive
  • Cultural stimulation
  • Ask for and accept help
  • Develop your creativity
  • Discover and take responsibility for your personal needs
  • Respect your space and the private space of others

Inma Romero

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