What is Your Stress Tester?
Life can be one big stress.
Some people, however, have a higher stress tolerance than
others. Some do not even feel the stress and the burn out
until after years of work.
Still, it is important that people watch out for stress testers,
signs and symptoms that a person is stressed out.
Though primarily not a medical condition, stress can cause
physical ailments such as backaches, headaches and sometimes
even constrictions and pains in the heart and the chest areas.
If not taken cared of, stress can lead to the dissipation
of energy level. Here are some of the stress testers that
you should watch out for.
Stress Tester # 1
One of the ultimate stress testers is the occasional memory
loss. Stress robs people of their ability to concentrate and
think. The brain is just tired even if the physical body is
still in tip-top shape.
Memory lapses can come in different forms, from merely forgetting
a word that you often use to completely forgetting the name
of your boss! People who are stressed out are also known to
leave or lose things in the office as well as forget appointments
and phone calls that they should be making.
Stress Tester #2
As mentioned above, stress can manifest itself not only mentally
but also physically. While the body is not really in pain,
the already tired brain can send in mixed signals, ringing
the alarm that you should already stop and take a breather.
Some people would experience shortness of breath and the inability
Others would experience chest pains. Headaches are also very
common as the brain is the first to feel the pain. You will
also find yourself with low energy level, being dog-tired
all the time even if you had a good night's sleep.
Stress Tester #3
Stress can make normally calm and collected people lash out
in frustration and impatience. This is one of the classic
stress tester. People who are already experiencing stress
will have short tempers and are more often than not quick
to anger. The brain is just so tired that they cannot take
any more additional stress.
Stress Tester #4
How can one think out of the box if your brain just could
not think anymore? One of the tester of stress is the way
people come up with ideas. Dry and ordinary ideas reflect
stress especially from people who normally come out with creative
solutions to problem.
This is why, some companies often treat their employees to
getaways and vacations while brainstorming for a project that
they are starting.
Stress Tester #5
Lack of interest
One tester of stress is waking up in the morning and seeing
your work day in stress and you just don't want to get out
of the bed and go to the office. If not for the visions of
getting fired playing over and over your head, demons could
not have dragged you out of the house and into your desk.
Another stress tester that you can do is to look at your interest
level in what you are presently doing. If you find yourself
not wanting what you are doing anymore or are already bored
with everything, even the new stuff and fresh challenges,
then you are already stressed out.
James Monahan is the owner and Senior Editor of TesterSpot.com
and writes expert articles about testers.