Can you identify with these situations?
- It’s 11:00 p.m. The day is over. The kids are in bed. But your mind is still going full tilt. You toss and turn in bed for what seems like hours.
- Not long ago, you finished a large meal. But now you find yourself aimlessly looking through the fridge or the pantry. You’re probably not really hungry—just craving something to eat. But before you know it, you’ve binged on a plethora of unhealthy foods.
- Everyone is excited about the vacation—except you. You can’t stop thinking that you’ve got too much work to do to enjoy a few days of rest and relaxation.
- You have trouble sitting still, foot tapping, pacing, nail biting, constantly shifting in your seat, or fidgeting with one thing or another.
Make no mistake about it; stress has detrimental effects on your behavior. It can lead to impulsiveness (acting without thinking carefully), unhealthy habits, treating others poorly, becoming socially isolated, and overworking yourself until you’re literally exhausted. Let’s learn about how stress causes these different types of behaviors—and how these behaviors can actually create more stress. [Read more…] about How Is Stress Affecting Your Behavior?