Where is your stress coming from?

 

This checklist will help you identify the where part. If for instance you are having symptoms because you are (unhappy at work) you may need to confront that issue. Ask yourself, is this something I can change? If so, get a plan to do that. If, on the other hand, it is caused by someone/ something over which you have no control and itís temporary, you need to somehow put it on the back burner until the situation changes.

 

If a person is the cause and he/she is not going to go away and you arenít in a position to get mediation - then ask yourself how long you are willing to put your health at risk? What price will you pay? The work environment can be emotionally toxic if you react negatively again and again. Sure, you need to earn a living but is it necessary to seriously jeopardize your total well being?

 

Put a check mark beside each of the following areas of stress in your life.

 

Death of loved one†††††††††††††††††

 

Conflict with co-workers†††††

 

Health concerns††††† ††††††††††††††††

 

Problems at work††††††††††††††††

 

Worries about money††††††††††††

 

Burn-out††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Upset with spouse††††††††††††††††††

 

Inability to get along†††††††††††

 

Upset with kids††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Mood swings†††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Worry about parents†††††††††††††

 

Concern about aging†††††††††††

 

Upset over other relatives†††††

 

Not enough self-time†††††††††††

 

Upset with friends†††††††††††††††††

 

Too muchidle time††††††††††††

 

New house†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Concerns with appearance

 

Major home renovations†††††††

 

Boredom

 

Too much house work†††††††††††

 

Other

 

 

 

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