I had this today from planning a party... Tense shoulders, tight cheast, heart racing, irratable..
Just 2? Insomnia is my biggest response and next would be tightening of the neck, shoulders and back. I usually know it is stress related when I can't seem to loosen up my back, neck & shoulders.
Neck and shoulder tighten, but far worse, my Blood Pressure soars; thus, I try to minimize stress, and avoid stressful situations if I can.
Thanks Carrie, for encouragement today; you did get me. As you can see, I am just getting around to challenge at 7 PM EST; it has been an active day. Up before 7 AM, to get packed for teaching assignment, and to get ready to go to Church for First Saturday. After Church, sped to Natural Foods store to attend my favorite yoga teacher's yoga class there at 9. She has come to several classes of mine, and I wanted to attend hers outside of the normal fitness center where I normally attend her classes. After that, stopped at a donut shop for a decaf coffee, then went for a mile walk to prepare myself a little for my class. Then went to studio, and workshop ran about 1/2 hr. over, which pushed my class back, as I set up, and got everyone their props. Only had 3 students, all returnees which is good. Class ran from about 12:45 to 1:45, about 15 minutes extra, and 3 participants seemed to really enjoy class. Another plus. I was pretty pleased with class also. Then, had to disinfect their mats, and after they dried I had to put them away, along with props, and lock up. Then it was a quick drive home, a shower, and off to Church again for Mass for Sunday. Went out to restaurant and ate some pasta, which was good, and now here I am. I am pooped.
Hope you weren't worried Carrie, being that today is day 5; by now you know me so don't think you were. Once again, pact was too short.
Hope everyone has had a nice Saturday, and will have a very nice night.
Increased blood pressure,stomach ache..
The first is knot in stomach which is super uncomfortable because it lasts long after the stress is gone. Fooie!
To go along with uncomfortable, when I'm extra stressed, my entire body BLOATS! It's horrible, terrible, and makes me feel like a hippo. My stomach bloats, my neck bloats, my hips bloat, my face looks wider. It is strange and I've never met anyone who had a similar reaction but it sucks! I literally can't fit into my pants when it happens. Boo.
ooo...I don't even want to think about it!! Making the area tense up! I think since I'm tired, I'll just take a nap. ;)
When I'm stressed, I get headaches and sometimes my shoulders get tight.
Donna C. replied May 5, 2012 at 18:47 UTC:
Ooooohhhhh...let's see now... signs and symptoms of MY stress???
~SEVERE Migraine/headache (can't even get out of bed...need darkness and SILENCE or I'll KILL YOU!! LOL!!)
~Neck pain (yep...people can be a pain in my neck!!)
~Upper back pain, especially between the shoulders...tenseness, knots etc...
~lack of appetite (my ultimate diet!!)
~biting my lower lip (yeah...'cause I don't want to tell people what I REALLY feel about them...)
Oh...Ooooops...guess I was only supposed to put down TWO....sorry Mis Amigos!!! LOL!!
So, I liked the Fun Fact as well...since I seem to be part of the Migraine Headache club...I'm joined by famous people such as Julius Caesar, Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolfe, and Elvis Presley.... Hmmmm .... well I've already been stabbed in the back by my "friends", so I guess now I'll have to cut off my ear while eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich ... and then write about it!! LOL!!! Good company!!!
So....Happy Cinquo de Mayo everyone.... gonna be having tacos (fish tacos for me...Yummmm) but beef for everyone else, burritos and refried beans...and uh...yeah... a margarita is in order for tonight!!!
Oh....and it's a FULL MOON tonight!! Oh...yeah!!! Gotta get my celebration going on!!!
Day 2 Rachel!!! Here comes yet another item from across the pond in honor of the Full Moon!!
Thank you so very much for the encouragement this morning Bekah (and for the singing!!) and pact partner Lisa Renae! Today is sadly the last day of our pact but it's like getting a birthday present of bonus points! :-)
Let's see.... If I encounter any stress today I think my body will probably react by saying "you need a shot of tequila!" and then it would probably react by saying "you really need another shot of tequila!" :-)
I kid, I kid. My body typically reacts with loss of appetite, restless sleep and and headaches. I am prone to migraines and these are great triggers for those. So, I think the key to solving all these problems.... You guessed it! Have a shot of tequila!!!! :-)
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
Have had shrimp tacos and a margarita for breakfast.
Getting ready to head out to SunFest shortly! :-)
Already so many wishes from friends and my love! ♥
I think this is going to be a great day!
♥ http://www.youtube.com/watc... ♥
I tend to be controlled when facedwith stress. Shoulders and neck tighten, breathing becomes shallow and the animal within starts looking for a vantage point. i skip right over the freaking out part and go straight to jungle instinct.
Then i remember oh i am at work (or whereever) take a deep breath and relax. Only partly kidding i do go quickly to the fight/flight place then reel my self back in. Thank god i meditate.
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