We pretty much know what stress is right? There is manageable stress, the day to day stress we deal with and the long-term stress that seems to get worse at every turning point leading to anxiety and depression. Before we start dropping mental health-related terms, stop overthinking for a moment, take a deep breath and ask yourself, am I addicted to stress? Exhale and release that suppressed air with a stress-free smile. Below are possible signs you could be addicted to stress.
|Do you feel as though you thrive under pressure?||YES / NO|
|Are you constantly checking your phone for updates/emails?||YES / NO|
|Do you often leave work late or log off late?||YES / NO|
|Do you struggle to “switch off”?||YES / NO|
|Do you struggle to relax and don’t know what to do in your spare time?||YES / NO|
|Do you enjoy spending all your time on your business?||YES / NO|
|Do you feel as though there is never enough time to get things done?||YES / NO|
|Do you feel as though you’re constantly running from one thing to the next?||YES / NO|
|Do you lack time to see your friends or participate in hobbies you used to enjoy?||YES / NO|
|Do you wish I’d stop asking questions so you can get on with life already?||YES / NO|
So, what next? Don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world and stress isn’t entirely as bad as it seems especially if you know how to manage it. It’s already stressful trying not to stress over stress so we might as well just embrace it and get a move on. If you feel like you can’t handle the stress load and need assistance on how to manage it, do reach out and let’s work on some stress busters.
Scores 6 and above mean you’re a stress addict, 3-5 is average and anything below 2 means you’re not of this planet.
Click Are you a stress addict.docx for this printable worksheet.