Stress impacts every aspect of our lives, from physical health to emotional health. More than anything, stress negatively impacts our emotional health. It can cause you to be depressed, emotionally spent and exhausted, and a whole slew of other negative things.
In this article, I am going to help you identify the emotional impact of your stress and what you can do about it.
Personality changes that may be caused by stress
The first way for you to identify if your stress is impacting your emotional health is by observing a few personality changes. It’s important to note that by personality changes, we mean long-term. Everyone experiences mood shifts, good days and bad days, etc. We’re talking about noticing these personality changes taking effect for days and weeks at a time, or longer.
The following are noticeable personality changes that could be caused by stress:
● Decreased interest in appearance
● Aggressive feelings or behavior
● Decreased concern in punctuality
● Reduced work efficiency or productivity
● Obsessive/compulsive behaviors
● Excessive suspiciousness or defensiveness
● Lying or making excuses to cover up poor work or behavior