Activity 2: Signs of Stress

Signs of Stress is your assessment of signs of stress that you show and how often you experience them. The worksheet lists many different signs of stress that you should be aware of in order to deal with them.

Note: A downloadable RTF file of this worksheet is included in the left sidebar of this page.

 

Name: ________________

Date: _________________

 

DIRECTIONS: Look at the following symptoms of stress. Place a checkmark in the column marked "R" if you experience this symptom rarely. Place a checkmark in the column marked "O" if you experience it often.

R

O

 

 

 

1. Headaches

 

 

2. Stomach problems – diarrhea, constipation, nausea, heartburn, urinating often

 

 

3. High blood pressure or heart pounding

 

 

4. Pain in neck, lower back, shoulders, jaw

 

 

5. Muscle jerks or tics

 

 

6. Eating problems – no appetite, constant eating, full feeling without eating

 

 

7. Sleeping problems – unable to fall asleep, wakeful in middle of night, nightmares

 

 

8. Fainting

 

 

9. General feeling of tiredness

 

 

10. Shortness of breath

 

 

11. Dry throat or mouth

 

 

12. Unable to sit still – extra energy

 

 

13. Teeth grinding

 

 

14. Stuttering

 

 

15. Uncontrollable crying or not being able to cry

 

 

16. Smoking

 

 

17. Excessive alcohol use

 

 

18. Excessive drug use

 

 

19. Increased use of medication – aspirin, tranquilizers, etc.

 

 

20. General anxiety, nervous feeling, or tenseness

 

 

21. Dizziness and weakness

 

 

22. Irritable and easily upset

 

 

23. Depressed