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These bodily symptoms are common in stage 2


  • Fatigue

  • Changes in your sleep pattern

  • Thinking all the time / thoughts

  • Internal resistance / reluctance

  • Irritable / too short fuse

  • Enclosed

  • Easy to tear / cry labile

  • Distress in the body

  • Changes in your appetite - often cravings for stimulants (coffee, sugar, alcohol)

  • Tics - can not sit still

  • Critical mind



In the shop for DKK 29 you can buy the very extensive audio file about the stress phases 
- and "What is stress"

The audio file "What is stress" contains, among other things:

  • The different stress phases

  • What stress is and does to you

  • What your body and mind go through in the different phases

  • Review of the general symptoms

  • Find out where you yourself are in the stress phases.

  • What happens when you experience a stress collapse

moderat stress
Phase 2​ Performance stress or moderate stress


I work with four phases of stress.

In this way, one can more easily "spot" where one is on the stress scale via one's stress symptom types.

All symptoms are relative and can / will of course vary from person to person, but the symptoms are typical.
Some experience the symptoms differently, some get many symptoms, others have few.


When you get stressed, you move through different phases, depending on how stressed you are.

You start in phase 1 and move on to phase 2, 3 and finally phase 4. (if you do not stop in time).

You can also swing back and forth a bit in the phases.


The symptoms that you got in phase 1, so they will follow over to the next phase, etc.

So you "carry" the symptoms with you and thus also get new symptoms on top.


In phase 1 the body whispers to you, in phase 2 the body speaks, in phase 3 the body shouts and in phase 4 it screams.


So the body "speaks" louder and louder. (see picture below).


Stress relief phase

When you need to de-stress, you have to go out of all the phases again, but by the same path that you have entered.

So for example your phase 3 symptoms they disappear so before phase 2 symptoms etc.
You then move into phase 2 (symptoms slowly disappear), and then on to phase 1.  

Moderate stress has been experienced by many without being aware of it.

It is often a condition that you may find yourself in when you experience particularly stressful periods in your life, which is why this phase is often called performance stress.


You have now run so long that it all starts to get hard, your body senses danger and therefore sleeps very easily.

This phase is not dangerous if you get stopped in time and recharge your body's batteries.


But if you run on to the next project without recharging, then it's serious. STOP now while you can.

In this phase, the body speaks to you.

Typical symptoms

When you have been in phase 2 stress for too long without stopping, it develops into chronic stress.

Remember that it is individual what symptoms you may have.


However, these symptoms are typical of stage 2.

You can read about more stress symptoms on this page


Phase 1

The body whispers to you


Let pres  


phase  2

The body speaks to you


STOP if you can 


phase 3

The body shouts at you


STOP or be stopped


FAse 4

The body screams at you


You are now in free fall

Stress collapse

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