"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." ~Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and logician, 1872-1970

Stress is normal. It is how our bodies react to a challenge. Stress can come from everyday living. Health psychologists point out that stress can be positive—a motivating force which can lead to a good outcome. But losing control over a stressful situation can make the stress last for prolonged periods and so cause health problems. 

To understand your reactions to stress, think about the following and write your ideas in the spaces provided. If interested, you can print or email a copy of this form to yourself. The content will not be stored when you leave this page.