8 Things That Happen When You Are Subconsciously Stressed

2. Displaced anger In medicine, displaced anger is said to occur when a person gets angry over things that are actually unrelated to the hyper-reactivity of… Melisa Silver - March 8, 2016

Stress has become a norm rather than a worrisome factor these days. There are ample diseases that are solely caused or provoked due to stress. It is this very stress that ignites the onset of diseases even if they are present intuitively in the body.

There comes times when people are stressed, yet they remain unaware. It happens when one tries to hide or suppress their mental pressures due to the inability to work upon them, or as a consequence of busy life. Whatever the cause is, suppressed stress damages the brain equally in any case.

One doesn’t realize that while surpassing unresolved tension, they are actually making their mind habitual to it, and as a result of which their brain hyper reacts or under reacts to stressful situations.

Read out the rest of the blog post to learn about eight things that commonly happen if you are subconsciously stressed.


1. Forgetfulness

We shall keep aside the family tendency, disease and busy schedule factors, and talk about forgetfulness that arises in the absence of these factors. In stressful situations, when a person’s mind is subconsciously under peer pressure, memory becomes poor. Simple day-to-day activities seems to get affected. For example: if you are subconsciously stressed, you might forget major chores from your routine. You may have an important event to attend and you shall forget to prepare for it beforehand. You had to pick up your clothes from the dry cleaners and it keeps on delaying since you are forgetting it every day.

Poor memory in cases of subconscious stress develops because the brain is already occupied with tension and unresolved matters, so much so that it lacks the ability to store current information.


2. Displaced anger

In medicine, displaced anger is said to occur when a person gets angry over things that are actually unrelated to the hyper-reactivity of the person. For example, a person gets much angry over the slightest noise of a creaking door, even if he was sitting peacefully few seconds ago. This indicates that there shall be some anger-provoking memories from the past events in the person’s thoughts, which might have been suppressed and are being omitted at unrelated things.


3. Frequent illnesses

If you are not habitual of falling sick so frequently but have suddenly developed this tendency out of nowhere, despite of an intact and well-functioning immune system, absence of any medical conditions, and a healthy environment, you must think and try to evaluate whether your brain has been too much stressed lately. Chronic stress makes a person susceptible towards the development of diseases by weakening their immune system.

Signpost along the road to recovery.
Signpost along the road to recovery.

4. Late recovery from illnesses

If you are a person who takes no time to recover from an illness, but since the past few weeks you are taking too much time as compared to earlier days to cope with an illness, you must consider the possibility of prevalence of ‘suppressed stress’. When the human brain is exposed to intense tension for longer periods of time, it slowly loses its ability to command the body, as a result of which, the body’s defense mechanism takes a longer time than usual to eradicate a disease.


5. Skipping meals unconsciously

How many times have you skipped your meal unconsciously? How many times do you think that you have slept without having dinner, not as a matter of absence of hunger, but because you just forgot?

If this situation happens frequently, it could possibly be due to a stress-occupied brain. Subconsciously accentuated brain leaves a person unable to even remember the norms of a day properly.


6. Disturbed attention

This is a fairly common sign of stress, especially when it is unresolved. A person whose mind is engrossed in tension becomes unable to pay constant and proper attention toward the present ongoing activity. Concentration levels go down and due to this, learning capability of the brain becomes greatly impaired.


7. Lack of sleep

Ongoing thoughts in the brain which are highly deviating can keep a person awake for hours. However, if you are unable to sleep and keep on tossing in bed for hours, think and try to recall if your mind has held on to anything which is keeping you awake.


8. Weight changes

Unknown cause of weight gain and weight loss after excluding factors like age, activity, heredity, any medical condition, and diet, must then be explained by the level of mental stress the affected person is going through. Stress can cause both obesity and malnutrition in an individual. It is not necessary that stress should be present in cases of disturbing weight. However, it is one big probability which should not be ignored and must be dealt appropriately.