We can experience stress in various ways:
Thoughts: One’s thoughts can become distorted so that we blow things out of proportion and think that the worst thing will happen. We can also worry excessively.
Feelings: A person can feel irritated, tense, frustrated, and nervous.
Behaviours: One can become short with others, cry, or take our frustrations out on things or other people. Appetite and sleep may be disturbed. They could also start to avoid situations that cause us stress, drink alcohol, or use recreational drugs to cope.
Physical: Muscle tension, headaches, stomach problems, restlessness, increased heart rate, and increased breathing rate.