What is stress?
Generally speaking, the word ‘stress’ means there’s pressure or strain at hand. When we’re talking about mental health, stress symptoms can include feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and/or unable to cope with whatever’s going on in your life.
It goes without saying but life isn’t always smooth sailing – so it’s important to set yourself up with coping mechanisms. There might be times when you find yourself under more pressure than usual – such as before a big deadline, trying to make big life decisions and during life’s random challenges – that you can feel yourself becoming stressed. Besides making you really uncomfortable mentally and emotionally, studies have shown that the side effects of stress can also physically manifest in your body.