But chronic stress goes far beyond depression, manifesting in many signs. You might get a pounding headache, have digestive issues, become overly sensitive to criticism, or become angry.
You’re not alone if you’re feeling more stress these days. Surveys show that 79 percent of Americans sometimes or frequently feel stress, and this was before the pandemic.
Stress went into overdrive in 2020. According to one report, 78 percent of Americans said that COVID is a significant source of stress.
Stress is often classified as a negative emotion, but a certain amount of stress can make you more resilient to life’s challenges and obstacles.