Eliz Greene
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Today Eliz is presenting Juggling Stress at West Georgia Health’s Heart Truth Luncheon and asks,

How Well Are You Juggling?

Are you managing the stress of work and home well, or feeling overwhelmed?

Here is a quick quiz to help you gauge your stress level.

  1. How often do you feel compelled to take on every task that comes your way?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  2. How often do you step in if someone isn’t getting the job done well enough?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  3. How often do you find it hard to focus on the important things because there are so many things to keep track of?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  4. How often do you forgo personal pleasures to get one more thing done?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  5. How often do you dwell on the things you aren’t able to do rather than celebrating what you accomplish?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  6. How often do you feel you can’t ask for help because it is a sign you aren’t up to the task?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever
  7. How often do you take on a task because you feel guilty or fear judgement if you decline?
    1. Most of the time
    2. Some of the time
    3. Hardly Ever

If your answers were mostly Hardly Ever you are doing a good job of juggling your responsibilities and your health.  Make sure you are taking time to sleep, eat well, and get enough exercise.

If your answers were mostly Some of the Time you are taking some steps to limit your stress, but should do more.  Learning to see opportunities to say no would be helpful.  Check out this article on Saying No.

If your answers were mostly Most of the Time, it is time to take a serious look at your stress level.  Stress is a major risk factor for heart disease.  Check out these article on Stress Management and have a chat with your doctor about managing all of your risk factors.

How did you do on the quiz?  Were you at the West Georgia Health event?  Please share your thoughts in a comment below

 

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Eliz Greene

About Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene survived a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins. Her down-to-earth strategies to manage stress and improve heart health and reduce stress are used by thousands of busy people all over the world. She is a motivational wellness speaker, author, and job stress researcher. Visit elizgreene.com to book Eliz for your next event.

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