The occasional manic Monday is a fact of modern life. But if you’re under chronic stress—suffering a daily assault of stress hormones from a demanding job or a personal life in turmoil—symptoms may be subtler, says Stevan E. Hobfoll, PhD, chair of the department of behavioral sciences at Rush University Medical Center. (Discover how to heal 95+ health conditions naturally with Rodale’s Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing.) If you experience any of the signs that follow, take some time out every day, he says, whether it’s to go for a walk or simply turn off your phone.
1. Stress Symptom: Weekend headaches
A sudden drop in stress can prompt migraines, says Todd Schwedt, MD, director of the Washington University Headache Center. Stick closely to your weekday sleeping and eating schedule to minimize other triggers.