Stress Follow Up Lesson
Last week we discussed the different types of stress, what causes stress, how your body reacts to it, and what some of the long term effects of stress are. This week you will be further examining what causes you stress and looking at how you can better prioritize your obligations to reduce the stress in your life.
To help better understand what causes you stress, you will be completing the Urgent vs. Important Worksheet
- On a separate piece of paper, write down everything you need to do, should do, want to do, hope to do, plan to do, or dream of doing. Include everything, no matter how large or small.
- When you've written down all your goals, plans, and ideas, separate them into two groups: mark the things that have to be done right this minute (or feel like it) with a U and those that don't with an X.
- Now go through both of these groups, identifying each as "important" and "not important" and place the four resulting groups in the four quadrants on your worksheet.
- Once you have complete your worksheet, look to see what each category means.
- Which category did most of your goals, plans, and ideas fall into?
- Do you feel like you are more of a procrastinator or prioritzer?
- What can you do to minimize the amount of "urgent/not important" tasks in your life?