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Stress management

Week 1: Are you feeling stressed?

Welcome to week 1 of your stress management programme! Over the next 8 eight weeks, we’ll help you boost your stress management skills and take control of the sources of your stress.

Step 1: Find out how you react to stress

Truth is, we all deal with stress in different ways. So you need to understand how you deal with stress, in order to know how to best handle it. To find out, simply take this short quiz. We’ll then guide you through the stress management techniques that best suit your stress personality type.
  • Question 1
    Your deadline is coming up at work and you are running short on time. What do you do?
    A) I physically write down what I have to do, find out which are the most urgent tasks and work on those first.
    B) I talk it through with my colleagues and find out what they’d do in my shoes.
    C) I finish whatever I am working on first. The longer I wait, the more stressed I’ll get.
    Pick One
  • Question 2
    Your friends are coming over tonight and there’s nothing for dinner. What do you do?
    A) I go online to find a list of quick and simple recipes.
    B) I let my friends know that I haven’t got time to prepare, and ask for suggestions.
    C) I use whatever ingredients I already have on hand to whip up something. As long as it’s edible, it’s a party!
    Pick One
  • Question 3
    Traffic is bad and you’re late for work. What do you do?
    A) I search Google Maps for an alternate route to the office.
    B) I give my boss a call to let him know that I will be late, complete with a detailed explanation of traffic conditions.
    C) I drive faster.
    Pick One
  • Question 4
    There are rumours of retrenchment floating around the office. What do you do?
    A) I go to a recruitment website to see what’s on offer and take notes of relevant vacancies.
    B) I talk it over with my colleagues during lunchtime, since we are all in the same boat.
    C) I make sure I work harder to prove to my bosses that I deserve to stay.
    Pick One
  • Question 5
    After an intense argument with your partner, what do you do?
    A) I reflect on how that argument could have been avoided, then talk to him/her about it.
    B) I call someone to hear his/her opinion about the situation first.
    C) I tackle the issue together logically, because actions speak louder than words.
    Pick One
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Step 2: Download your week 1 recommendations

What you'll find inside:

  • The different types of stress
  • The most common ways we react to it
  • Stress management techniques to try out immediately
  • Ways to spot telltale signs that your loved one might be stressed
  • How a stress diary will help you
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