Emotional stress is an epidemic in our society.
We are born into societies that condition us to take on endless responsibilities that drain our minds, bodies, and spirits. We are taught that being competitive, aggressive, and constantly ambitious is the only plausible way to live. We are encouraged to live fast-paced and erratic lives at the expense of our health and well-being.
Unsurprisingly, many of us end up drifting dangerously close to burnout, nervous breakdowns, and even mental illnesses.
But here’s the weirdest part:
many of us aren’t even conscious of our emotional stress.
In other words: we have no goddamn clue that our hearts and minds are reaching a breaking point. And we sure as hell don’t know how to regulate our emotional energy.
Instead, we continue playing out the same old roles and responsibilities that bring us distress, rather than take a step back and reassessing what we’re doing.
Because being anxious, highly strung, and having a “Type A” personality is all seen as normal. Constantly working and ticking things off our to-do lists is also not only accepted but even respected.
The truth is, many of us are so chronically stressed out that it has become the new norm for us. We don’t have a clear baseline of what feeling relaxed is like, so how can we possibly know?
That is where this test comes in.
Inspired by the work Japanese psychologist Isamu Saito, this test will quickly and simply reveal how much emotional stress you currently have.
So tell me, what result did you get?