Your results indicate your stress level is average. We all need a certain level of stress to function on a daily basis.  This stress may be positive for you and help you to perform well. However, if you feel that you are rather tense and that this stress is affecting your activities, think about the following actions:

  • Reduce your sugar consumption
  • Drink at least 2L of water per day
  • Reduce your coffee consumption
  • Go to bed at regular times
  • Avoid screen time a few hours before going to bed
  • Avoid intense physical activity in the evening
Physical activities
  • Start walking every day for at least 15 minutes
  • Do activities you enjoy
  • Find a partner to do activities
Time management
  • Keep a single agenda in which you record all your commitments for the day or week.
  • Trust your co-workers or family members and delegate tasks that do not require you
  • Limit the time spent on social networks, if necessary and give yourself a time limit.
Relaxation and Mindfulness
  • When you feel the stress rising follow these 2 steps:
  • Stop and take 10 deep breaths.
  •  Observe what is happening in real time around you and become aware of it . E.g : Light, temperature, objects in the room etc. This will help you to return to the present moment.
  •  Do a little exercise every night and write down 2 things for which you have experienced gratitudes during your day. Keep this little notebook on your bedside table with a pencil to encourage you to get into this habit.

Make small changes in your daily life and set small incremental goals to achieve. You are on the right track!

If you are a Dialogue member and are concerned about your stress level, consult us to speak to a health professional.

If you feel distressed, you are not a Dialogue member or the clinic is closed please contact a crisis line for assistance : Across Canada, French or English: toll-free 1-833-456-4566 Available 24/7