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Signs of stress - Stress Test
At a clinical level, stress in individuals can be be assessed scientifically by measuring the levels of two hormones produced by the adrenal glands: cortisol and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), but managers do not have ready access to these methods. Managers must therefore rely on other signs. Some of these are not exclusively due to stress, nor are they certain proof of stress, but they are indicators to prompt investigation as to whether stress is present. You can use this list of ten key stress indicators as a simple initial stress test: tick the factors applicable. How did I do?
• sleep difficulties
• loss of appetite
• poor concentration or poor memory retention
• performance dip
• uncharacteristic errors or missed deadlines
• anger or tantrums
• violent or anti-social behaviour
• emotional outbursts
• alcohol or drug abuse
• nervous habits
Methods of personal stress management and stress relief
If you are suffering from work-related stress and it's beginning to affect, or already affecting your health, stop to think: why are you taking this risk with your body and mind? Life's short enough as it is; illness is all around us; why make matters worse? Commit to change before one day change is forced upon you. Get in touch with a qualified counsellor or Therapist NOW before stress takes its toll. Its not an admission of defeat its a wise decision.
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