In last weeks video series, and I delved into some simple to implement mindfulness strategies you can use to diffuse a stressful situation. However, sometimes we are too far down the rabbit hole for these to be achievable. It is much easier to mitigate stress in the early stages, but we’re not always aware of just how stressed we really are. So today we discuss how to recognise the signs of stress from a psychological and physiological perspective, to help you take action sooner.

Have a listen and think about the telltale signs your body or behaviours may be giving you that too much stress is accumulating. Some of the big giveaways I notice for myself are my changed patterns of breathing, fidgeting and excessive rumination that leads to poor sleep and procrastination.

What are your giveaways? If you can learn these you can intervene sooner.