What Is Your Stress Score?

A. Chu
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You can't hit that performance sweet spot — in the gym or the office — unless you have stress under control. How far off are you?

Coach Rick Crawford of Colorado Premier Training has a new system worth trying. Rate each of these areas on a scale of one to 10 every day for a week:

STRESS RECOVERY
__ Physical (hard workout) __ Sleep (quality of it)
__ Emotional (people stuff) __ Rest (time away from work)
__ Mental (hard day at work) __ Therapy (time doing things you love)
__ TOTAL STRESS __ TOTAL RECOVERY

If your stress score is way higher than your recovery score, you know what you need to do (sleep, go see art, shop on eBay). Just don't carry a "stress balance" forward to the next week.

Need help de-stressing? Check out 5 Ways to a More Balanced Life.

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