9 weird things you do if you have been stressed for a long time

9 weird things you do if you have been stressed for a long time

If you are stressed for a long period of time then you need to watch out for these symptoms that will modify your physical and mental actions.

One goes through many situations where he/she feels the stress and takes hasty decisions. But ignoring these early symptoms and being frantically worried or paranoid for a long duration impacts your body in multiple ways. The stress hormones and cortisol drive a person into a fight mode or a tuff situation impacting different systems of the body.

There are a number of weird things that can happen if you are stressed for a long period of time beyond and not treating it rightly. Doing weird things break the normal protocols and you might notice changes when you are stressed.

Never ignore signs of stress (Pexels)
Never ignore signs of stress (Pexels)

Handling stress can be tedious, but there are some stress-relieving activities that can relax you. In addition, the effects of being stressed increases manifold with the number of days it is prolonged and if not given any medical attention. So, we list down weird things that can happen to you if you are stressed for a longer duration than normal.

1. Crave sugar-rich food

Craving a sugar rush when stressed (Pexels)
Craving a sugar rush when stressed (Pexels)

Being stressed makes you crave high-fat and sugary foods such as a pastry instead of healthy options such as nutrient-rich food. In the stress period, you need the maximum amount of food or liquid fuel to get you through the day and keep you energized till your next pit-stop. Stress makes you hungry and it definitely does not make you want a healthy rice bowl.

2. Paranoid about details

Being fixated about getting everything right on time (Pexels)
Being fixated about getting everything right on time (Pexels)

In the time of stress the mind is scattered and in attempts to finesse all the tasks at hand you tend to be obnoxiously fixated on every single detail. You are hypervigilant cause of the threat of getting something wrong and your mind gets awfully particular about insignificant things. In the presence of a problem you are focused on the problem and do not focus on the task at hand.

3. You are all over the place

You get clumsier by the day (Pixabay)
You get clumsier by the day (Pixabay)

With minimal sleep and divided focus, you are hardly aware of your surroundings and tend to topple over or down things. As stress impacts your sleep and sleeping is not a premium during this time, the lack of it impacts your cognitive and motor functioning making you clumsy, resembling a situation when you are drunk. Being stress for a long time impairs your thinking and judgment making abilities.

4. Any sound is crass

Avoid all outside disturbances (Flickr)
Avoid all outside disturbances (Flickr)

In the process of turning into a maniac, any form of outside disturbances is not welcomed and annoy you. Stress can trigger things to go haywire and with a scattered mind any disturbances to the process of completing tasks are not entertained.

5. Fatigue

Fatigue (Pexels)
Fatigue (Pexels)

Stress takes a toll on the body and the long work hours makes you exhausted. You are struggling with an emotional and physical stress that arises the propensity of fatigue. In addition, stress can turn into depression if prolonged for a long period of time and the body suffers mentally and physically.

6. Random sparks of energy

Random Spurts of Energy (Pexels)
Random Spurts of Energy (Pexels)

Your body as a coping mechanism will give you random bouts of energy, which help you through the day. But, it is not time to rejoice because it is going to crash towards the end. When the stress responses have been active for a long time your nervous system will be rebound that lowers blood pressure.

7. Highly irritable

Irritated over trivial things (Pexels)
Irritated over trivial things (Pexels)

The stress hormone drives tend to turn us towards fight mode and adds the attribute of being highly irritable. Minor things start irritating you and you instantly become snap at people for the most trivial reasons. Frustration is a common element through the stress process and the fight response takes control.

8. Become an open book

Sharing your story with anyone and everyone possible 
Sharing your story with anyone and everyone possible 

Stress will make you vulnerable and emotionally heightened, which leads you to have break down moments.  You might find yourself lamenting and discussing your stress and every detail around it to anyone who is willing to listen. Despite the effectiveness of sharing your trouble you can alienate close and trusted people ruining your relationship with them.

9. Drink heavy doses of caffeine

Excessive consumption of caffeine (Pexels) 
Excessive consumption of caffeine (Pexels) 

Sleep deprivation is complemented by sleepless and restless nights and working constantly to try and get some sleep. In such instants, you might find yourself consuming multiple energy drinks and caffeine to keep you awake. This is a downward spiral because the after-effects of the energy drink bring you back to square one, tired and frustrated.

A stressful phase is daunting and transforms your physical and mental make-up for the duration of time, but there are effective methods to get over it. Sometimes stress can turn fun if you find ways to hone your mind and focus on the task at hand. Well, notice these symptoms and save yourself from being permanently transformed.

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