I consider myself a fairly relaxed person. At least sometimes. Sure, I freak out every now and again about something that probably shouldn’t be freaked out about (first world problems). But as a general summary, I feel I am quite the “go with the flow” kinda girl.
Now it isn’t easy to be the “go with the flow” kinda girl. I still get worried about stuff. I still over-think things (hey, I am a girl and I do have a tendency to over use my brain sometimes). But I make a conscious effort to keep a balanced mind frame. To me, keeping my mind healthy (in other words less stressed) means I will be physically healthy. And that is on the top of my priority list.
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So, when I heard that there is a 5 minute Stress Quiz you can do to assess your stress levels and compare them to everyone else who has done it, I thought “Yes, please.” (Did I mention I am a sucker for quizzes? And that I like to know how everyone else is doing at them?) I thought I was going to ace the quiz and have evidence that I was less stressed that everyone else.
I was wrong. This is what popped up:
I was more stressed than the majority of Australia? I was really surprised by this considering that 63% of those who did this quiz felt like their lives were out of control. According to my results, there were three areas I was more stressed out about than the rest of the crowd.
I get stressed about sleeping. This is very true. I really do worry about getting enough sleep.
It probably has to do with all the “tips to healthy living” telling me I need 8 hours of sleep. And seeing as though I am up at 5:30am to walk my two pooches, it means I need to be asleep at 9:30pm. Factor in about 30 minutes of reading, plus getting ready for bed and I am RUSHING to get to bed to fall asleep in time so that I am not tired.
And then because of all the rushing, I am too hyped to actually fall asleep. Yes, I definitely get stressed about falling asleep.