Stress/ Three Tests

Do you feel stressed? Stress is the number one cause of illness. When you realise this you can understand that it is important to take a moment to ask yourself if you are prone to stress.

- Does your body feel tight at times when you forget to think about relaxing?
- Can't stop the thoughts in your mind anymore? Your thoughts are going around and around?
- Put your attention to your breathing. Is your breathing short and high?
- Do you get upset when something disturbs your plans?
- You get less done than you planned to?
- Do you feel stressed when you think about all the things you still have to do?

If all this applies to you, you're in great need of stress management,
Even if only one point applies, you should consider it seriously.

How to recognize and rate stress
1. Is your life very busy?
2. Do you hate all those things you have to do?
3. Do you dislike being busy?
4. Do you feel it's terrible that you don't have enough time?
5. Do you eat when you are tired instead of taking a rest?
6. Do you long for another space and time?
7. Do you cry or get angry more than once a week?
8. When you wake up in the morning, do you all your tasks weigh heavily?
9. When you wake up in the morning, do you feel that you have to hurry?
10. Do you long for some holiday?

How high is your stress?
If one time yes, there is a little stress already.
If more than five times you choose yes: you should take care.
Ten times yes: if you don't take action you're likely to get a burnout.

Additional test
1. Do you have much free time?
2. Do you enjoy your life and the things you do?
3. Are you happy being busy?
4. Are you happy to have enough time to do the things you want to do?
5. Do you easily take enough rest?
6. Are you happy with your life the way it is?
7. Do you have very happy feelings at least once a week and are you joyful once or more times a week?
8. Do you wake up merrily and full of energy to start your work?
9. Do you wake up, happy to know that you have a whole new day?
10. Are you very happy with your house and place?

If you vote only one time yes, you are much stressed.
If you choose more than five yes, your life is not too stressed.
But only when you have ten times yes, you don't have to worry.

In other cases, take your rest and follow some advices about stress.

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