How well do you deal with it?
Stress causes a surge of hormones in your body to enable you to deal with threats and pressures – this is the “fight or flight” response.
After the threat or pressure has passed, your stress hormone levels usually return to normal. However, constant stress will prevent them from doing so and can lead to a number of issues. These include sleeping problems, headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, muscle tension and irritability.
It is important to recognize the symptoms of stress and relieve them without the use of an unhealthy activity like drinking or smoking. This may include adopting better time management techniques, taking regular exercise and learning how to relax.