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10 Emotional Signs of Stress (& What to Do About It)

by Robert Gaedtke on June 09, 2022  in Health

10 Emotional Signs of Stress (& What do Do About It)

When stress becomes our baseline, it can be hard to tell what balance feels like. Experiencing occasional stress is a normal part of life, but when these feelings begin to affect our day-to-day routines, our ability to perform at work or in school, and our moods at home or with friends and family, it may be time to pump the breaks and take a step back to check in with ourselves and how we’re managing it.

Ask Yourself:

  • Do you avoid places or situations purposefully?
  • Is it becoming more difficult to leave the house?
  • Are you constantly worried or fearful about everyday situations?
  • Are you having trouble eating or sleeping?
  • Are you avoiding simple, everyday tasks?  

Here are some of the most common signs of emotional stress:

  • Having difficulty controlling worry.
  • Feeling increasingly weak or tired (low to no energy).
  • Experiencing occasional sleeplessness.
  • Experiencing digestive discomfort.
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger worry.
  • Increased nervousness.
  • Trouble thinking or concentrating.
  • Feeling restless or tense.
  • Feeling rundown or uncomfortable.
  • Not eating or drinking (this can also include the abuse of substances).


Facing Your Stress Head-On

Stress tends to get worse as time goes on. When fear and worry begin to upset you on a daily basis, or noticeably begin to increase, they can quickly start to interfere with your work and your relationships. It’s important to address these types of experiences as soon as possible to ensure you can get back on track before it becomes too much to manage.

If you find yourself having trouble completing tasks or are experiencing difficulty with concentration or memory—irritability and anger can quickly become your response and may become common themes in your life in everyday situations. As you continue to sustain high levels of stress, this could eventually affect your overall health. While it’s very important to talk with a doctor or mental health provider about your stress before taking anything to help ease it, it’s still helpful to be aware of the herbal formulas available that leverage the time-honored practices of Ayurveda to help support your mood and get you back to balance.



The foundation for Himalaya’s Hello® herbal supplement line is based on Ayurvedic practices and herbs that have been used for centuries around the world to support balance, mood, and help to promote a normal adrenal response.


  • Let’s start with Hello® Calm Mind. This herbal formula is made using Holy Basil, Bacopa, Gotu Kola, and L-Theanine. Bacopa supports mental alertness and empowers clarity of thought; Gotu Kola promotes energy, focus, and memory; L-Theanine relieves stress, and supports cognitive function and mood; and Holy Basil promotes tranquility and relaxation. The amino acid L-Theanine is also used to promote relaxation and helps to add additional balance to this calming daily formula.

  • Hello® Peace combines Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Saffron, and Chyavanprash to promote your body’s calm and grounded response to everyday stressors. This formula can help with stress while helping you to achieve a more balanced emotional response in daily interactions and activities.

  • When it comes to supporting your emotional wellness, Hello Joy® can help you turn your frown upside down. Hello Joy® supports emotional wellness, a positive mood, and good feelings. It is made with Ashwagandha, Amla, Bacopa, and Holy Basil to help cheer you up and improve your mood. This daily plant-based supplement has been clinically studied to support your adrenals to promote motivation.

  • Hello® Energy helps you to achieve your daily tasks without having to use stimulants like caffeine that can tax your adrenals. Hello Energy® has been clinically studied to restore energy levels, improve mood, and support normal cortisol and DHEA levels, which are all leading indicators of adrenal health and increased vitality. Ashwagandha, Amla, Haritaki, and Licorice are leveraged in this formula to help support metabolism, promote adrenal health, and help to provide relief from stress.

Again, speak with a licensed physician or mental health professional for a proper assessment and be sure to discuss with them the supplements you wish to take. We all know how easy it is to get stuck on autopilot but asking yourself simple questions provides you with a basic understanding of how you’re actually feeling in the moment. Try to be as honest with yourself as possible and don’t be afraid to reach out for help. You’ve got this!

Find the right supplements to help support your emotional well-being by checking out Himalaya's Hello® Line.

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