A CHECKLIST OF STRESS SYMPTOMS
Stress can affect your body physically as well as affecting the way you think, act, and feel. Print this page out and mark below which of the following distress reactions you have experienced in response to stressful situations during the last month.
|Physical Signs of Stress
||Mental Signs of Stress
|Behavioral Signs of Stress
||Emotional Signs of Stress
Which symptoms of stress are most common for you?_______________________
What is your usual pattern for experiencing stress?________________________
What is most likely to happen first?_____________________________________
Do you exhibit some signs of stress in all areas?___________________________
Which symptoms cause the most problems for you?________________________
Recognizing your signs of stress can provide valuable signals that help you take immediate action to reduce the negative effects of your stress response.
It’s important to notice if you respond to stress in ways that are harmful to you and/or others — e.g., alcohol and other drug abuse, explosive temper, violence, reckless driving, depression. This awareness can help you identify responses that need to be changed.
Minaker KL, Burley D, Penny R, Haber D, Quinlan J, Coley C, Rosenthal D.
Stress Management Guidebook: Program for Lifelong Health Maintenance.
President and Fellows of Harvard College and Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, MA. 1996.
FOR MORE INFO. CHECK PROGRAM TITLE ‘INNER CALM’ IN THE NATURAL HEALTH CATEGORY.