Are You Stressed?

Listed below are a number of symptoms and behaviours.  For each entry, consider whether this applies to you at the moment.  How often does this happen?  Mark each one either “frequently”, “sometimes” or “rarely/never”.


feeling tired
muscle tension
upset stomach
difficulty sleeping
pain in shoulders or neck
losing weight
shortness of breath
change of appetite
sweaty palms
lacking energy
unexplained skin rashes
pounding heart or racing pulse
cold hands or feet


feeling irritable
feeling hostile towards others
talking quickly
feeling anxious
not feeling good about yourself
thinking about negative things
smoking or drinking more than usual
feeling helpless
not enjoying life
loss of concentration
feeling nervous
feeling restless
feeling you can’t cope
finding it difficult to make decisions
feeling frustrated by things

If you marked more than 3 or 4 entries “frequently” or “sometimes”, then you are stressed to some degree.  See our suggestions for reducing your stress levels and creating a healthier life.

Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properl