"I'm stress eating," my daughter said as she was about to start in on her fourth slice of pizza. As soon as the words were out of her mouth, she put down the pizza. Then we started talking about what was causing her stress. Talking about it helped a lot more than that last piece of pizza would have.
I'm prone to stress eating too, but there are some other signs that my stress levels are too high.
Everything on my to-do list takes on equal and significant weight and feels completely overwhelming.
I make silly mistakes, usually because I'm moving too quickly.
I justify skipping routines and then beat myself up for doing so.
I find the negative in almost everything.
I have learned that when I see those signs, I need to do something - or several somethings - to put myself back on track.
What are the signs that you are out of whack? Know the signs, and then be on the lookout for them so you can address your stress.
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