Chapter 03 - How stressed are you? Each of us reacts...

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How stressed are you? Each of us reacts differently to life’s little challenges. Faced with a long line at the bookstore, most of us will get anxious for a few seconds before we start grumbling or shrug and move on. But for others-the one in five of us whom researchers call hot reactors- such incidents are part of a daily health assault. These individuals may get very angry outwardly, or they may appear calm and collected. It is what is going on under the surface that is what affects health. Surges in blood pressure, increases in heart rate, nausea, sweating, and a host of other hot reactor indicators may occur. Completing the following assessment will help you think about the nature and extent of stress in your life and how you respond to daily stressors. Although this survey is just an indicator of what stress levels might be, it will help you focus on areas that you may need to work on to reduce stress. Part one: what is stressing you out? For each statement, indicate how often the situations or feelings are a part of your daily life. Question Never Rarely Some Times Often All The time I find that there are not enough hours in the day to finish everything I have to do. I am anxious about how I am performing in my classes People don’t seem to notice whether or not I do a good job I am tired and feel like I don’t have the energy to do everything that I need to get done. I seem to be easily irritated by things that people do. I worry about what is happening in my family (health, money)
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