Understanding What Causes Stress
The first stage in preventing
and lowering your own levels of stress is recognizing what stress
is and what the major causes of stress are.
How is Stress Affecting YOU?
How stressed out are YOU?
Let's take a look into what may
be causing your stress levels to
be where they currently are.
Develop a Stress-Relief
Here are some tips for staying
healthy throughout the year on campus and more.
YOUR Stress Relief PLAN : Managing Daily Habits
Knowing how to manage stress
on a day-to-day basis can be just
as tough as dealing with the
stress itself. Here is a guide to
help you along the way.
Stress Relief Products
In addition to a regular stress management program, there
are many tools available to
assist you on your path to a
Are You Overly Stressed?
Excess stress can show up in many different ways. Get an idea whether you're overly stressed by responding to the following statements. If many of them describe you, then you exhibit symptoms of stress. These symptoms also can have medical causes. If you suffer any of these symptoms, check with your doctor to rule out a medical problem. If there isn't one, take steps to reduce the stress in your life and consider seeking help from a mental health professional.
1. I often feel overwhelmed.
2. I have nervous habits such as fidgeting or tapping my feet that I can't seem to break.
3. I suffer from insomnia or disturbing dreams.
4. I frequently experience stomach, heartburn or nausea.
5. I suffer from frequent headaches.
6. I often catch myself clenching my jaws.
7. I've increased how much I smoke, alcohol or use drugs.
8. I suffer from depression or wide swings.
9. I'm no longer very efficient at work.
10. I often have difficulty concentrating.
11. I'm constantly tired.
12. I seem to be angrier, more frustrated and more hostile than I've ever been.
13. I overreact to small annoyances.
14. I'm forgetful and disorganized.
15. I don't enjoy social occasions much any more.
16. I often feel lonely and worthless.
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