Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood which can give people more energy and strength.
In this course you will learn more about what stress is and how to tell if you are suffering from stress and how that can impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. Course seven moves on to reveal helpful ways to cope with stress.
The test below will help to identify any symptoms of stress that you may be experiencing. Be as
honest as you can as only you know exactly how you feel. In order to change the way you manage
stress it is important to be aware of all the ways that stress affects you.
The way you live your life can have a big impact on your health, well‐being, and how well or poorly you handle stress. Below are lifestyle behaviours that affect stress levels. Please tick the boxes that apply to you. Doing an honest assessment of how well or poorly you take care of yourself can help you manage your stress in the future.
We all experience some stress, but it is important to understand when this has begun to have a negative impact on your physical and mental health. Here are some of the negative effects you may experience when you are experiencing too much stress:
This lesson will help you to narrow down and identify the causes of stress in your life. You will be able to identify how you manage stress and if it lessens your stress symptoms. If not you now have the opportunity to start thinking about what you could do differently.