There are generally three categories of symptoms that are displayed by a person who is under stress, these categories are as follows:
Symptoms of stress that are given off by your body Symptoms of stress that are given off by your behavior
Symptoms of stress that are given off by your mood
We are going to be looking at the symptoms that are projected by our mood when we are under stress. Your mood is one of the things that is impacted the most when you are under stress. Let’s dive into the symptoms that are displayed by your mood.
1. LACK OF FOCUS
When you are under stress, a significant portion of your brain’s functionality is being blocked off by oftentimes by unnecessary thoughts. This restricts your brain from completely engaging in a task.
Contrary to popular belief, human beings are not good at multi-tasking. We have a single brain and it does not allow us to do more than one task at a time efficiently. This is exactly what happens when you are under stress. Your brain is already preoccupied with processes and information and therefore can not focus on the current task that you are trying to achieve.
When you are under stress, you have a hard time dealing with the information or work that you already have in hand. In this situation, if someone approaches you and engages you in a conversation or gives you another task to complete, you are likely to get frustrated.
This will get worse over time, the more stress you have, the more you will be irritated by simple things. It often starts with you getting irritated by your family and the people close to you, but, with time, you will likely be irritated by almost everyone you meet daily.
Stress harms your body, behavior as well as your mood. Since we tend to isolate ourselves when we are going through stress, we do not have anyone to share all the good and bad things that happen to us during a normal day.
All those negative emotions that you experience throughout the day, build up over time, and turns toxic inside you. All of this initially leads to prolonged periods of sadness. But, if that is left unchecked, it turns into depression. It would be best if you started to fix the issue and bud the problem when it originates rather than let it take control of your life.
4. LACK IN SENSE OF HUMOR
You do not necessarily have to have a great sense of humor from the start. If you feel like your sense of humor is not as it used to be, if you don’t find amusement in the things that you previously laughed your bottom off about, then that is a clear indication that you are under stress.
This happens because your brain shuts down all the “unnecessary” functions when it is under stress, to concentrate that brainpower into what originally is bothering you and trying yo seek out a solution for it. This leads to you lacking your original sense of humor.
This is a clear sign for people who do not generally display symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is directed related to stress because when we are under stress, our ability to remain patient about a situation is greatly impacted.
This makes us very anxious even about the smallest of things. This phenomenon also increases as the level of stress increases and it drives away the people that are close to us since an anxious person generally tends to annoy or irritate the people around them without any logical reason.
It is hard for people who are going through stress to remain in one place or position for too long. Whenever they choose to stay in a place for too long, their stress levels tend to increase.
Movement makes the mind feel at ease since movement requires a large part of your brain to be engaged in the action. This leaves little to no brain power left to worry or stress about the situation that you were thinking about.