Stress can rear its ugly head in many different forms. It can come from the strangest of places, and it can also develop into a big burden if you let it snowball and progress into something bigger than it is.
Stress can AND will slowly but surely begin to unravel you both mentally and physically as it begins to control all areas of your life. Stress can start off as something so small like money problems, relationship problems, not knowing your worth or where you should be heading in life. Depending on the person will dictate what stresses you out more so than anything else.
The way that stress works on people is it begins to control all of your different systems in your body.
It starts by causing your heart rate to increase, leading to a heightened level of brain function and body activity.
Then it will work its way into your nervous system where it will interfere with logic and decision making. This is the stage when people begin to over or under eat.
We then experience a fight or flight response inside ourselves which causes; faster heart beat, a decrease in stomach digestive enzymes, tensed muscles and potential trembling, quicker breathing, our bowel slows down the movement of food, and our blood pressure increase. These are just a few symptoms of living in fight or flight. So long term exposure in this state can be very detrimental to our health, both physical and mental.