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Quick Quiz: STRESS September 27, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness.

Stress is a part of life. Good stress (a promotion, new job, going on a date, trying a new sport) motivates us to grow, change, and evolve.

Bad stress, lingering unease which leads to dis-ease, can cause us to burn out and curl up into a ball of wadded up, stressed out, mess.

Here’s a quick quiz to help you understand and learn to deal more effectively with the stress in your life.

1. Stress produces physical symptoms, including:

a. aches and pains
b. headaches and migraines
c. back and neck pain
d. stomach aches
e. frequent or lingering illness and fatigue
f. all of the above

2.  The mental symptoms of stress may include:

a. irritability and crankiness
b. lack of interest in things you generally enjoy
c. isolation
d. nervousness
e. change in eating habits
f. disrupted sleep
g. sadness and depression
h. all of the above

3. Panic attacks caused by stress may include:

a. hot and cold flashes
b. feeling weighted down with a brick on your chest
c. dizziness and fainting
d. nausea
e. nervousness
f. all of the above

4. We can combat stress and stay mentally healthy by:

a. getting plenty of sleep
b. exercising daily
c. helping others
d. expressing gratitude and appreciation
e. meditating
f. listening to music
g. laughing
h. all of the above

If you feel stressed, uneasy, worried, hassled, frazzled, and are not able to counter-balance the signs of stress (physical or emotional) on your own, consider working with a counselor, social worker, medical profession, and/or support group.

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Answers: 1. F   2. H   3. F   4. H


1. Richard W Scott - September 27, 2010

A lot of people miss the possibility that stress is not just the drag we think of, but it is also a power source.

I did some acting in high school, and also in the world of radio plays, and learned–quite by accident–that the jangling energy of stress could be turned into the power of a performance delivery.

I believe this could be done for other endeavors as well.

nrhatch - September 27, 2010

Good stress is a powerful ally . . . because it’s being channeled.

Bad stress is draining and downright dangerous.

2. cindy - September 27, 2010

I am too relaxed to take this test now, will have to come back later …

nrhatch - September 27, 2010


You’re going to get 100% on it . . . I can tell.

3. withduckandgoose - September 27, 2010

stress is one of those “can’t live with it, can’t live without it” things. some is good, too much is bad, and sometimes it gets out of control. it’s hard to imagine going one day without feeling some sort of negative impact of stress, especially as someone with anxiety issues, but i’ve found that if you consciously think about what is stressing you out, it’s easier to manage.

just like most everything else, if you work at it, you can manage it.

nrhatch - September 27, 2010

Much stress is self-produced. It’s not what’s happening, it’s what we THINK about what’s happening.

If we master our thoughts, we master our life.

4. Ollin - September 27, 2010

it is SO important to combat stress. It really can snowball into some really bad conditions like depression.

Meditation is my all time favorite way to combat stress. For those of you looking to read up more on meditation check out these authors:

Eckhart Tolle
Dr. Joan Borysenko
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jon Kabit-Zinn {must read: “Full Catastrophe Living”}

Thank you so much for this very important post!

nrhatch - September 27, 2010

Thanks, Ollin!

5. Classic - September 27, 2010

I love this post 😀

nrhatch - September 27, 2010

Welcome, Classic! Thanks for stopping by.

Great name, BTW.

6. Greg Camp - September 28, 2010

According to what I’ve heard, cats purr to create a mild stress that promotes bone growth and healing. I’m not so good at purring, but I can tickle my felines–great stress relief, that.

nrhatch - September 28, 2010

You’re right. I should have added petting our pets (or listening to them purr) as a stress buster.

When Tigger purrs, I close my eyes and let the world fade away. It definitely promotes healing.

7. Naomi - September 29, 2010

Ah, yes, I’m so with you on the cat therapy…great pics of them too, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 29, 2010

Tigger definitely earns his keep. 8)

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