Is my life spiraling out of control, do I feel like whatever I do or say does not matter anymore? Have I ‘reclused’ to my own cave, avoiding close family and friends? Do I feel inferior to others? Has my self esteem been dented? Am I constantly in worry mode? Has it been a long time since I enjoyed peace of mind? Is my mind always racing with thoughts? Do I seem to forget stuff so easily these days? Am I getting disorganized? Am I making foolish decisions without much thought? Am I suffering from ‘hapa na hapa’ syndrome, a myriad health problems that no laboratory can pinpoint the cause to? (headaches, aches and pains, upset stomach, etc?) Have I lost my sleep? or
Am I sleeping too much? Has my appetite for food increased or decreased drastically in recent days? Am I running away from my day to day responsibilities? Has my intake of alcohol, drugs or cigarettes increased in recent times? Is my physical stance like one who is always on the edge; nail biting, pacing etc? Has my appetite for sexual intimacy waned?
It follows that the more our answers to these mind searching questions are to the affirmative, the higher our propensity to stress, doesn’t it? Let us take some time and reflect. Now that we know symptoms of stress, we move over to its causes.
A stressfree week is wished to all!
Adapted from http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-symptoms-effects_of-stress-on-the-body
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya ‘by ', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ";, sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.