Chronic stress is one of the most common afflictions we, as human beings, have to face in these modern times. After all, the ever noisy, overcrowded and polluted urban environments not only take a toll on our bodies but on our mental states as well.
Prolonged periods of stress will lead to some drastic effects, such as depression, cardiac diseases, and even schizophrenia. That’s why spotting stress is of utmost importance. You might think that spotting symptoms of stress is simple. However, the case is completely different.
Think of it this way. Every single thing that is happening in our lives is recorded by our brain, and these things are stored in two different locations. Your subconscious mind and your conscious mind. Now, everything is stored into your subconscious mind first, and when it gets full, they enter your conscious mind.
When talking about stress, things such as our noisy and polluted environments may not affect us directly. We are so used to it that we don’t notice how badly it affects us anymore. That’s because these negative emotions go straight into the basement of our minds. But whenever we have too much of it, we will feel depressed and annoyed. That’s when these events entered our consciousness.
Now, you might think that it’s impossible to spot stress before it enters our conscious minds. However, our brain and body slip up from time to time, revealing a few clues that indicate you’re not in a good place. And that’s what we are going to talk about today.
Biting your nails may be something that you have done since forever and some people say that it’s just a bad habit. However, it’s something more than that. Nail-biting is strongly linked to stress and anxiety. You might not have noticed, but whenever you feel slightly nervous, you’ll have a tendency to bite your nails.
It’s your brain’s way to say that it is having a bit too much stress and it needs something to relieve it. This is common in both kids and adults. However, when it comes to kids, nail-biting is something you really need to pay attention to.
If you ever notice your kid biting his nails constantly, it might indicate an ever-present state of anxiety, that if not taken care of at the right time, this state will further evolve into adolescence, potentially causing severe anxiety issues.
Lack of Sleep
We all have trouble sleeping every once in a while. No matter how tired we are, we sometimes just end up staring up at the ceiling just waiting for the sleep to come. Yet it doesn’t, and we don’t have any idea why.
Well, there is actually one reason why this happens, and that is stress. Even if you don’t realize it, your brain gets so overworked that it finds it difficult to shut down.
Changes in Libido
Stress is also known to decrease sex drive. This is because a stressful situation actually disrupts the production of hormones that are responsible for maintaining sexual desire. It can also narrow your arteries, restricting your blood flow and leading up to an erectile dysfunction disorder.
This is kind of a downwards spiral, since stress decreases your sexual activity, and the lack of sex itself further leads to having lower confidence and restricting the amounts of hormones necessary to make you feel happier.
So, if you don’t want that to happen, make sure to take some time and talk with your partner about it, or if you’re single why not hang out with some escorts? After all, besides showing you a good time, they are also known to be great therapists.