nnStress in the era of covid may be unavoidable. It is important to be able to recognize the different symptoms and the potential health problems that can arise if stress levels are left unmanaged. Continue reading below to learn about the symptoms of stress and different ways to mitigate it.nnIn this time of Covid, many of us are experiencing remote work and a different kind of celebration fornthe holidays., These challenges may trigger a particular biological stress response that causesnchemicals and hormones to surge throughout our bodies.nnSome of the most common physical symptoms are aches and pains, diarrhea or constipation,nnausea, dizziness, chest pain, rapid heart rate, loss of sex drive, and frequent colds or flu. Emotionalnsymptoms include depression, unhappiness, anxiety and agitation, moodiness, and irritability ornanger.nnBeing able to recognize common stress symptoms can help you manage them. Stress that is leftnunchecked can contribute to many health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure,nobesity and diabetes.nnSo how can we relieve the stress and anxiety that we are all facing in our daily lives? Considernexercise, taking slow even deep breaths, and my favorite soak in a warm bath while listening tonsoothing music. Reducing your caffeine intake and writing down what has you most concerned cannalso reduce anxiety These are simple, easy steps that can brighten your outlook and help younimprove your health.nnDifferent people may feel stress in different ways. But remember, you are important, you matter, younare valued and most importantly, you are unique and special! We will survive Covid, and in thenprocess maybe learn how to improve our mental and physical health.