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Stress Checklist

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Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (512) 471-3515 - Student Services Building 5th Floor
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Remember, both positive and negative events can be stressful. Make a note of any items that you have experienced in the past six months or are likely to experience in the next six months.

  • Death of a loved one
  • Relocating to Austin
  • Divorce of parents
  • Encounter with the legal system
  • Transfer to a new school
  • Marriage
  • Lost job
  • Elected to leadership position
  • New romantic relationship
  • Serious argument with close friend
  • Increase in course load or difficulty of courses
  • Change in health of family member
  • First semester in college
  • Failed important course
  • Major personal injury or illness
  • Change in living conditions
  • Argument with instructor
  • Outstanding achievement
  • Change in social life
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • Lower grades than expected
  • Breakup of relationship
  • New job
  • Financial problems
  • Change in eating habits
  • Chronic car trouble
  • Pregnancy
  • Too many missed classes
  • Long commute to work/school
  • Working more than one job
  • Impending graduation
  • Argument with family member
  • Sexual concerns
  • Changes in alcohol and/or drug use
  • Roommate problems
  • Raising children

It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list. Please write down any stressors in your life that are not listed above. It is important to remember than even one stressor can create considerable stress. Once you've identified your sources of stress, take steps to address them

It is important to take care of yourself!

Our Stress Recess Website offers more in-depth guidance and practical (but fun) tips on ways to manage stress.



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