Work has been more then stressful lately. Between major projects and my usual work I have absolutely zero free time – working most days – long days. I know I am not alone here but working with this much to do under such a short timeline on something so important is soooo stressful. That stress is starting to physically manifest in my body. My shoulder muscles feel like a rubber band that is about snap, my stomach is all in knots, my digestive system is a freaking mess, and I have a racing heart most of the time (especially when I lay down at night).
My recent vacation really helped but now that I am back in the thick of it all of those symptoms are back. I have to tell my heart to slow down when I lay down – I mean really think about it to get it to slow down.
I forgot to mention that I have put on weight due to stress eating. It’s a real thing! Dear lord is it a real thing.
I know my mind is manifesting these symptoms and they aren’t a sign I am phsyically ill, but that doesn’t make them any less real. Reminds me of one of my favorite HP quotes.
Do you have physical symptoms of stress? If so, what are they and how do you cope?