Stress is a part of life, and there's not much anyone can do about it. Given that some people tend to glamorize how busy they are, with family obligations, work responsibilities,time with friends, running errands, and everything else people need to do each day — it makes sense that many people experience stress on a very regular basis. In college, between a rigorous course load and lots of on-campus involvement, I basically lived in a state of perpetual stress. There are, however, little habits you didn't realize could be signs of stress, which means it's possible you're more stressed than you even knew.
Being able to recognize that you're stressed, even if you don't think you are, is important in terms of managing that stress and minimizing unnecessary stressors. It might seem like no big deal, but stress can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. According to the American Psychological Association, the longer you're stressed, the worse it is for you. Addressing the stress in your life as soon as you can can help keep you healthier or make any existing problems worse. Looking out for the little, subtle habits of stress might be a good place to start.