Use this flowchart to figure out how stressed you really are

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How Stress Affects Your Body


We all feel stressed from time to time. Worrying is completely normal — and can actually be healthy in small doses.

But asJennifer Gueringer writes for Poundstopocket.co.uk, in order to be happy and successful, it's important to have a sense of control over your "whereabouts on the stress spectrum."

The following flowchart, created by UK-based lender Pounds to Pockets, combines insight from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Stress Management Society to create "a walk-through guide to the symptoms of stress and how seriously they should be taken."

Follow it to figure out how stressed you really are, and what to do next.how stressed are youpoundstopocket.co.uk

Related: Some simple ways to relieve stress:

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Use this flowchart to figure out how stressed you really are

Meditate

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Get active -- do yoga, run, or go for a walk

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Take deep breahs

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Laugh

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Reach out and talk to a friend or family member

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Warm up a neck rap to relieve stress in your shoulders

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Blast some music and dance like nobody's watching

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Keep a journal of positive thoughts to look back at in times of stress

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