Stress Test…

My Brother sent this post to me over the weekend from Living The Balanced Life.  I panned down the body visual and mentally took the stress test.

  1. Irritability & Anger.  Anxiety: Check
  2. Grinding Teeth & Tension in Jaw: Check Check.
  3. Increase Heart Rate. Diabetes:  Not that I know of. No Check. (Only after Espresso)
  4. Upset Stomach.  Abdominal Pain: No Check (Note: Evidence of occurrence after Taco Bell)
  5. Weight Gain: Check.  Check.
  6. Decreased Sex Drive: No comment.  WTMI.
  7. Muscle Tension:  Check.  (From any form of exercise)
  8. Alcoholism, Tobacco, etc: Clean

50% score.  I clearly passed this test!  Off to work to test the stress muscles…


Source: Bro via Living The Balanced Life

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  1. Hmmm…I’ve got 6 out of ten on this one…I’m off to try and do some deep breathing..:-)

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  2. I actually have just three checks, but still…btw, I’m totally addicted to your blog! I read every single word you post :) Thanks for the awesome ideas you share!

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    • I read your comment this morning. I was basking in it all day! I think you reduced my stress level by at least 1 check! :) Seriously, thanks for the feedback. Means a lot to me.

      As to your 3 checks, you must be part-Android. And 3 checks from someone who lists pizza as their favorite food and 2nd toe longer than first. I have all this and my count is sky-rocketing. What’s the secret sauce?

      Love your posts by the way. You have quite a eye (and great taste)!

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  3. One of the most helpful posts I’ve read in some time. Thanks!

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  4. I’m not telling. Thinking though…

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  5. David, I’ve just nominated you for the ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ as I really love your blog :-) You’ll see all about it in my latest post.

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  6. RE: Fact #1. Just had coffee with one of my best friends, whose daughter is anorexic and spiraling downwards despite all the medical and psychiatric help available. I find it incredible that my body would react to what – at this point of my life – is a relatively small, mundane stress level, the same way that her body is dealing with her stress.

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  7. After the test, I note with satisfaction that all is well … lol! Think positive and a little physical activity with healthy eating are apparently sufficient to achieve this.

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  8. All I can say is what a great reminder that stress is not good for us, and makes us do crazy things! I have scored far too high on this, and think I have been there for a long time! Does realize this get me a bonus uncheck??? Knowing about it is the first step to doing something about it……thanks for the reminder. Must get better at dealing with stress and to deal with it in the moment…..

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