How is your breathing right now? Obviously functional, you’re still alive – but is it rapid, shallow or perhaps you even notice you’re holding it every now and then? Where are your shoulders? Slumped forward or perhaps elevated so high it looks like they’re attached to your ears? Another giveaway sign is muscular tension – perhaps it’s in your brow, your jaw or your hands – clenching, gripping, cramping or clicking away periodically.
In case you haven’t guessed it, these are just some of the common physical presentations of stress, there are many more such as low mood, irritability, changes in appetite and poor sleeping patterns. The list goes on and if left unchecked, can lead to some serious negative effects on your health.