Recognising Emotional Stress Through Your Body. 10 Common Physical Symptoms To Watch Out For.

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Our body never lies.

So, if you are looking for answers, the best place to find out is your body. Our subconscious body language can reveal what we are thinking and feeling. Similarly, when we are going through emotional stress, our body is the first to give us the tell-tale signs. In this blog, let us empower ourselves by being aware of what emotional stress is, what are the warning signs from our body and how we can take proactive care of our emotional wellbeing.

WHAT IS EMOTIONAL STRESS? Stress does not just come from the unstoppable voices in your head but it is amplified by how you feel. When your work and pressure pile up at work, it is not just the thought of it that stresses you. It is the emotional attack of anxiety, fear, resentment, and panic that make your tasks seem ten times more painful. While our emotionality is a natural and healthy part of our wellbeing, when we fail to recognise and allow them to flow with ease, that is where our emotions can turn unhealthy and start creating problems in our life. When we repress our negative emotions such as worry, fear, anxiety, anger, resentment, sadness and grief over long period of time, it can create further intensity to our stress level and eventually interfere with our ability to function healthily in life.

If stress management is one of your top self-care priorities right now, paying attention to the emotional aspect of it will be able to help you tremendously.

10 COMMON BODY SIGNALS WHEN YOU ARE EMOTIONALLY STRESSED Stress can sip quietly into you without you knowing, until you start feeling something is not right. The best way to detect and prevent your emotional stress before it spirals out of control, is to bring awareness to your body. If you are experiencing emotional stress, here are the ten common body signals you can watch out for:

  1. Despite long period of rest and sleep, you still feel physically drained and weak

  2. You often experience sharp or pinching pain and aches around your shoulder, neck and back area

  3. Attack of headaches or dizziness, especially when you try to think

  4. Uncontrollable grinding of teeth or clenching your jaw

  5. Tightness all over your body, lack of flexibility

  6. Having difficulty sleeping, your toes clenched when you lie down on your bed