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We all work hard and deserve some much needed time off, but when is working too much really stressing you out? We're here to show you 10 signs that show you're probably under more stress than you even probably realize. 

1. You're sleep patterns have drastically changed. 

Whether is sleeping more than you ever have or not sleeping at all - either is not good!

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2. Your health is going downhill.

Jaw pain from clenching or grinding your teeth, catching every sickness that’s going around, breaking out in rashes or hives and extreme anxiety or panic are all quite common signs of persistent stress.

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3. Your body is sending you (not so) subtle hints.

Persistent mild headaches, daily neck tension and/or recurrent nausea may start to pop up out of nowhere.

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4. You’ve lost interest in your favorite things.

Whether that’s hanging out with your partner, going to the gym or watching your favorite show, it just doesn’t seem to carry the same luster it once had.

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5. Your normal standards for appearance and upkeep don’t exist.

This doesn't mean not wearing makeup for a day or rocking the leggings to work. This is more like not showering for a week straight and not giving a poop about how you present yourself whatsoever!

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6. Your moods only vary from angry to sad.

If you can’t seem to recall the last time you laughed or had a pleasant conversation with someone, you might be letting stress get the better of you.

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7. Your eating habits have significantly changed.

Eating much more or less than you normally do can be a serious sign of stress. 

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8. You’re in a constant state of drowsiness.

Not only is this most likely due to a change in sleep patterns, but it also has to do with the stress put on your brain each day.

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9. You’re covering your stress with unhealthy activities.

Using smoking, drinking or other substances as a crutch for your stress is, needless to say, an unhealthy practice.

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10. You’re feeling more alone than ever (but hate the thought of going out)

It can be additionally stressful to try to explain your situation to friends and family. So, it’s not uncommon to want to skip that conversation altogether.

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