This stress calculator is based on just one way to measure your stress level.
What you need to do is count the number of the following important life changes that you are experiencing presently:
Stress at work
Change of job
Fear of unemployment
A problem child/ Child care
>> Most people do cope with 1 - 2 changes of this type.
>> 3 different stressful events may make life difficult.
>> Whereas 4 or more are usually more than anybody can deal with appropriately.
How the body responds to stress:
Immediate responses include , heart beating faster, hair standing on end, skin sweating.
While long term stress can give symptoms such as frequent headaches, indigestion, back ache, palpitations, skin conditions all of which defy obvious medical explanation.
What to do about it:
>> Talk out the matter frankly with the person who is the source of your problem
>> If you have a physical symptom resulting from stress, take a doctor's advice
>> Try to develop a more positive attitude to life
>> Set aside time for yourself, for an activity that gives you pleasure and allows you to relax such as a brisk walk around the block.