RECOGNIZING AND DEALING WITH STRESS
Many of us are not very good at recognizing the emotional reactions we have and so find that first we notice the physical responses.
Stress can produce such symptoms as headache, insomnia, upset stomach, or digestive changes. You may feel physical symptoms or emotional fatigue as the first clues of increased stress. An old nervous habit such as nail-biting may reappear. Because you may not recognize that you are under increased stress, you may interpret the symptoms as those of an illness rather than the manifestation of an adjustment or adaption process.