How Can I Tell If I’m Stressed

How Can I Tell If I’m Stressed

We all experience stress as part of our lives. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the top major life events that cause stress that contribute to illness include:

  • The loss of a loved one
  • Going through divorce or separation
  • Having a wedding and getting married
  • Moving to a new home
  • Chronic illness or major injury
  • Losing your job or starting a new job
  • Other workplace stressors
  • Financial issues
  • Puberty and adolescence
  • Transitioning to retirement

It is important to be mindful of times when the stress we experience supersede our ability to cope with them. The statements below are some of the symptoms of stress to look out for:

  • I found it hard to wind down
  • I tended to over-react to situations
  • I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy
  • I found myself getting agitated
  • I found it difficult to relax
  • I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing
  • I felt that I was rather touchy

The more we relate to these signs, and the more frequently we experience them, are all indicators that we are not coping with stress and that we may start to experience stress at a clinical level. If this is you, please make an appointment with a psychologist who would educate you about your nervous system and provide you with strategies to help you ground your nervous system.

We are ready to support you here at Prosper Health Collective. Please give us a call on 6381 0071.

Hazel Loo

Hazel is a senior registered psychologist at Prosper Health Collective. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) and a Masters of Counselling, both from Murdoch University. Hazel works collaboratively with clients in helping them achieve their goals. Hazel works with adolescents and adults on a variety of presenting issues.