The 7 Early Warning Signs of STRESS and Why You Should Know What to Do

Your body naturally responds to any kind of demand or threat that is perceived by you, be it being overstretched at work, money worries, exam nerves, fear of driving, social phobia or anything where you feel under pressure, not good enough, angry or fearful. When you find yourself in a stressful situation, it makes sense when you don’t know what to do to relieve this, especially if a situation is a lot to deal with on your own. Like we all know, you never have to go through anything alone. With something like money issues, by looking into a site like, this could already be a solution to your worries. Once you start to understand the reasons for your stresses, you’ll soon be able to find a way of responding to it all. It will take time, but it will be worth it in the end.

The reason why you feel angry or fearful is called the STRESS response, where your body releases stress hormones (including adrenaline and cortisol) to put you into fight or flight mode to overcome the imminent danger that your mind is telling you exists.

Sometimes stress is a good thing, like in an emergency – as the body naturally prepares itself for action. However, too much stress over a long period of time can seriously damage your health on a physical, psychological and emotional level.

Here are some signs that you are experiencing and being impacted by stress:

  1. Heart pounding, feeling anxious, breathing shallow (top of your chest), muscle tenseness, headaches.
  2. Difficult focusing on things.
  3. Feeling overwhelmed and unable to think clearly.
  4. Memory problems.
  5. Difficulty sleeping.
  6. Exhausted most of the time.
  7. Over/under eating or drinking.

Being constantly stressed is exhausting as the body is continually preparing itself for action. It’s like continually revving up your car and not driving it anywhere. The brain is flooded with hormones that after a while impacts its capacity to think, focus and remember things.

If you imagine being stressed about an argument at work, stressed because you have so much to get done before your workday ends, then stressed because of the heavy traffic getting home, stressed because you would love to sit down at home but the children want to tell you something – that’s a lot of stress in one day! So this means finding a way to deal with the build-up of stress is imperative. One thing you might want to try is cannabis, which can be used in a number of ways that make up part of the dispensary supplies now available.

The body reacts to these stresses just like it would if you were in a life/death situation.

If you repeatedly find yourself getting stressed you are effecting every system of your body. Chronic stress can cause heart problems, stomach ulcers, lower your immune system, cause strokes, cancer, and depression so it’s really important to be able to reduce stress levels where possible.

Here’s how you can help yourself?

1) Hypnosis teaches you to switch off your mind and calm down your brain. In learning these skills and taking 15 minutes each day taking yourself into hypnosis, you are giving yourself the ability to create inner calmness and relaxation when you want.

The body then learns to slow down to its normal and healthy state. Here you can think more clearly, put things into perspective and gather yourself. Also with powerful, correctly worded suggestions, you can program your mind to be more confident, less anxious, and more effective in the situations that are causing your stress.

You can learn more about how to use hypnosis to reduce stress and enhance your life on our Free Online Hypnosis and NLP course at this link.

2) Why not also write down all the little things that “stress you out” and see how you can change the situation in some way, so the stress response doesn’t happen. It can be practical things where possible. For example, if running out of milk stresses you, keep some UHT milk in the cupboard so you never actually run out. Or if it is homework that’s the issue then find ways to make it easier to deal with through services like collegepaperworld.

Or if a queue stresses you out see if you can go at a different time when there is less likely to be a queue, or look to view queuing as an opportunity to connect with friends on social media (as long as you are not driving) or a chance to read an email or view this as time for you to look around your surroundings, take a brain rest and most importantly stimulate your senses from the outside world to help you be less inward focused and more outward focused.

3) To manage your stress, it might even be worth looking into some coping mechanisms. Every method will work differently for each person, however, a lot of people seem to find cannabis-based products help them to reduce their stress levels. Cannabis can be smoked or can be taken through a variety of bongs, which can be purchased from websites like However you choose to take cannabis, make sure that you’re sticking to a sensible dosage. Hopefully, you should start to notice that your stress decreases. Of course, there are other methods available to help you manage your stress too, you’ll be able to find multiple techniques online.

Let us know how it goes, we’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.

Enjoy de-stressing!


Written by 

Sandra Westland is a Founder and Director of Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies. She runs workshops and lectures across the world in a variety of psychological approaches. She is a bestselling author of 5 books and maintains a private practice in Essex, UK.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.