- Make a list of all identifiable stressors that have affected your emotional health over the past week. For each, document whether it is a mild, moderate, severe or extreme stressor. Example: 1) Facing Possible Divorce: extreme; 2) Lost respect among friends and family: moderate
- Work = mild
- Urges = severe
- Family = moderate
- Communication with others = moderate
- Being in big groups = moderate
- Return to your values list created earlier in the workshop. In a healthy life, the majority of energy being drained (e.g. stress) should be related to the pursuit of your highest prioritized values (top fifteen or so). Do you see this pattern in your life? If not, what do you think this means in terms of the way that you are expending your energy?
- Spirituality: I feel like I have relieved a little stress from meditation but I have also been a little lazy in creating my values and have just begun this process
- Physical health: I have definitely relieved a good bit of my stress by exercising. I need to do it more.
- I would say the above are the only values I have truly worked on.
- Likewise, in a healthy life, the majority of meaning and stimulation that you gain should also be related to your highest values. Do you see this pattern in your life? If not, what do you think this means in terms of the quality of life you are living?
- I feel that my life has been a lazy one as deep down there is a belief that I can't live that kind of life. I constantly have an all-or-nothing attitude and feel that conditions should be perfect in order for me to start something.