Your Stress Response Tendencies
Add to this already complex picture your Stress Response Tendencies, or the way you, as an individual, tend to react to stress. Do you reach for food or nicotine or alcohol whenever life gets difficult, or are you more likely to withdraw, sleep too much, or lash out in irritation at friends? Maybe you seek out friends to talk to, or perhaps you practice relaxation or meditation. Maybe you react in one way when it comes to your areas of greatest vulnerability, another for the kind of stress you find easier to handle.
Through stress awareness, conscious tracking of stress triggers, commitment to managing the stress in your life in a personalized manner, experimenting with stress management techniques to find those that work for you, and creating and implementing your Personal Stress Profile, you can handle the stress that is sapping your energy and draining your brain power.
Let's begin by determining some things about you, the stressors in your life, and the way you tend to cope with them. The following quiz will help you to uncover the details of the stress in your life. From this quiz, you'll develop your Personal Stress Profile.
Exceeding your stress tolerance point on a regular basis can result in the following:
Lack of concentration
Debilitating anxiety or depression
A less effective immune system