Stress isn’t always a bad thing – sometimes it helps you get through a tough situation by making you feel more alert and capable. But it can also be overwhelming and affect your quality of life.
How can you recognise when stress is a problem? Some questions you can ask yourself include:
– Can you switch off when you want to rest? Or can you not stop thinking?
– Are you coping? Or do little things get you down?
– Do you feel mostly calm? Or do you feel irritable?