illustration of a checklist

Paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and actions is a good first step to identify signs of stress in your life. Here are some things to notice:

  • Feelings of anxiousness, worry or fear
  • Uncertainty or frustration
  • Loneliness
  • Anger
  • Boredom
  • Sadness and grief
  • Substance use
  • Depression
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increase or decrease in energy level
  • Irritability
  • Inability to relax
  • Excessive worry
  • Difficulty giving or accepting help
  • Bodily changes (e.g. stomachaches, digestive issues, headaches, loss of appetite, sweating, chills, muscle twitches)