Stress can affect us all in our lives and sometimes we are not aware of how much it affects our bodies, which in turn, affects our wellbeing. Being a parent is not always easy and sometimes, it’s the most stressful part of life.

If you’ve ever wondered what the most common signs and symptoms are then here is a video to give a little insight into what stress looks like:


How Stress Affects Your Body

Posted by BuzzFeed Video on Friday, April 1, 2016

The body sure is incredible and it’s amazing to see the changes we undergo when stressed.

It’s important that we are aware of the signs of stress so that we can stop and look for ways to reduce stress within our lives – do you agree?

How do you reduce your stress levels? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • Ive had severe anxiety for over 7 years. I don’t even want to consider how I would look if I didn’t have to deal with that lol


  • Note to self… Stop stressing!


  • In addition short term memory loss/forgetfulness and making silly mistakes. Breathe deeply and take charge of things you can change.


  • I have been so stressed lately I am covered in huge acne I’ve never had it before


  • Simply put & very scary. Breathe…..


  • having a disabled child has made me feel terrible with stress :(


  • Excellent video and so very true.
    High blood pressure I believe was brought on by the stresses I was dealing with and also migraine headaches. Sometimes the stress is another person in your life that you would be better of without. Thats how it was for me.


  • i try to reduce my stress by deep breathing and getting outside for 15 minutes.


  • Recognising the signs and knowing how to deal with stress is super important.


  • I know some of these signs all too well. I try and get a better sleep, go to bed earlier, read, have a bath, breathe deeply etc.


  • I’ve been trying to notice when my body is tense BEFORE I even think I’m stressed and then breath/ use muscle relaxation.


  • Yes, it sure is important we are aware of the signs of stress so that we can stop and look for ways to reduce stress within our lives. I had a period in my life I was very stressed due to a nasty problematic situation at my work. I was not able to relax, kept on thinking, continuous tension in my muscles, had neck and back aches, lack of sleep, increased heart rate, etc.
    I know for me personally it’s a trap when I start to over think things and am not able to get them out of my mind. On those moments I need to take action by talking about it, choosing relaxing activities like swimming, yoga, a massage, reading a book, catching up with a friend, adding fun, etc.


  • Breathe slowly and deeply.


  • Find I occasionally stress during the night while sleeping and wake up with a very sore jaw. If I notice stress during daylight hours, I can breathe deeply and overcome it, but how do you overcome the symptoms while sleeping?


  • I learned last year just how much stress was affecting me when I ended up in hospital with inflamed organs from gastro, when no one else even got it. My body shut right down and I was falling apart and a bout of Gastro had me in agony and in hospital for days. Why I think I’ll be single for a long time…


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