StressPro™

Pathway to Personal and Work Life Vitality

for Sample Person


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Vitality Snapshot1
Action Recommendations2


The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which energize vitality... personally, at work and in a balanced lifestyle. As we take advantage of those strengths, our stress decreases and satisfaction rises. By focusing on our strengths we become more able to address our growth opportunities.

In addition, strong engagement with our work life, where the satisfactions clearly outweigh the stress, is now known to be one of the most powerful influences on our personal and family wellbeing, as well as on our careers. The StressPro™ is designed to provide insight into the personal strengths of individuals which make for a rewarding level of engagement.

Richard C. B. Earle, Ph.D.
John C. Marshall, Ph.D.

ID# A1974275 for Sample Person on April 1, 2015

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VITALITY SNAPSHOT

Your overall Vitality Snapshot shows you to be quite effective in how you experience and control your stress. Also, your lifestyle measures up quite well to your expectations of the satisfaction it should provide you. Please examine your strengths and growth opportunities to further improve your overall vitality. Making one or two adjustments that motivate you will help you become a master in this field.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity


PERSONAL VITALITY INDEX   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Body/Mind Wellbeing   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Fulfillment   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Stress Control   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Worry Control   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Interpersonal Satisfaction   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity


WORK ENGAGEMENT INDEX   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work Stress   
Work Stress is Energizing   Work Stress is Draining
Work Satisfaction   
Very Satisfied   Very Dissatisfied
Commitment to Job   
Highly Committed   Uncommitted


LIFESTYLE VITALITY INDEX   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Work   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Family   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Friends   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity
Personal Development   
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1

Family

The extent to which your family life provides you the emotional support and quality of relationships you want from it
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

Overview

Your profile shows that your present family situation provides you less of the emotional support and quality of relationships than you want from it

Build on Your Strengths

Some of your answers to the questions about your Family could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Family that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I can always count on my family life to provide the emotional support I need.
You have indicated that you can always count on your family life to provide the emotional support that you need. Let your family members know how good that makes you feel.

When I'm doing something with my family, I don't get distracted by thinking about other things.
You are able to focus on what you are doing when you are with your family. This is giving you balance and should be continued. Keep spending family time on the things that make it worthwhile for all of you, and deal with distractions later.

I think I am not spending enough time with my family.
You are successfully meeting the sometimes difficult challenge of spending the amount of time you think is right with your family. The decisions and commitments you make to place a priority on family time will deepen the satisfactions you find in those times together.

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #1

Family (cont'd)

Growth Opportunities

Some of your answers to the questions about your Family could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Family that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

When my family and I plan to do something together, we often don't follow through and do what we planned.
Here are some of the ingredients which usually lead to a family following through on plans:
* Be thoughtful and make sure the planned activity actually has something in it for everyone to enjoy;
* Get a commitment in everyone's schedule;
* Talk about the ways in which you can see each person enjoying it;
* Do your part . Do not drop out and make excuses unless it's essential;
* After the activity, be sure to share how much you appreciated doing that activity together.


My family life allows me to experience the loving relationships that I think are important.
Because we may feel we are doing our part some of us just wait for the feelings we want to happen, either for more love in our family relationships or more satisfaction in our work. There is one basic principle plus three steps you can take (beyond just waiting) that will quickly increase loving feelings for you in your family life.
The principle is this: How you act creates the feelings you have and receive. Act like a love-deprived person who holds back on showing your loving emotions and you will feel and get less and less. Act in a loving way more consistently and the feelings you want will begin to grow. Here are the three steps:
* Form several very clear mental images of yourself acting in specific loving ways with a family member;
* Choose to begin acting sincerely in those ways at least twice per day;
* Whatever the initial response of that person, focus primarily on how you feel as you act in small loving ways. The other person will likely begin to reciprocate.


We have too little communication with each other in my family.
Did you know that, beyond the basics like deciding who's going to pick up the milk, the typical husband and wife have only seven minutes of personal communication each day? Or that 65% of teenagers would like to have more communication with their parents? The message here is that communication takes commitment and effort. With a little of both, you can take the lead.
* Be realistic in your aims for more and better communication and aim for gradual improvements.
* Think about one or two situations where good communication has happened in the past (e.g. a drive in the car; or window shopping; or ?) and then arrange for it to happen again
* Relax and actively enjoy each situation where you are communicating well
* Ask the other person(s) to think about what they have enjoyed doing together,and would enjoy doing again.



Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan

The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Family dimension of my lifestyle are ...

  1. _____________________________________________________________________________

  2. _____________________________________________________________________________

  3. _____________________________________________________________________________

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2

Personal Development

The extent to which you are involved in activities which promote your personal enjoyment and growth
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

Overview

Your personal development is OK but could get better.

Build on Your Strengths

Some of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Personal Development that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I feel that my life is progressing in the areas that are most important to me.
Your profile shows that you feel that your life is progressing in the areas that are most important to you. This allows you to feel that you are going it the right direction and you do not have to spend a lot of energy getting back on track.

Once I've met my work and family commitments, I don't have much energy left to pursue my personal interests.
You have indicated that you are able to pursue your personal interests as much as you like. This can be energizing as long as you continue to balance it with your family, work and other important aspects of your life.

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #2

Personal Development (cont'd)

Growth Opportunities

Some of your answers to the questions about your Personal Development could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Personal Development that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

I do not plan enough time for the activities I really enjoy.
Just because an activity is fun, doesn't mean it will happen unless you plan for it and make it happen. To get your enjoyment agenda back on track:
* Plan for one activity you know that gives you solid satisfaction with a relatively small investment of time or effort.
* Set yourself up to really enjoy it by visualizing the pleasure you'll get as you do it.
* Commit to and protect this personal time on your calendar.
* Make sure you budget enough time so you are not just 'squeezing it in'. If you are prone to procrastinate, get a friend involved with you.
* Enjoy the results of your planning and make personal time as important a part of your time management as your work is.


I make sure that I frequently take time for my own interests.
Over 90% of healthy, satisfied adults have a 'third space' in their lives which is 'time-for-me' beyond what they give to work and to family. Being refreshed by visiting that third space does not require a lot of time. It can be your enjoying your drive time home from work, a monthly poker game, or a once a week relaxing aromatherapy bath. To create and be re-energized by your third space, take these steps:
* Identify the activity and the times that you want at the heart of your 'time-for-me'.
* Frequently vividly visualize yourself enjoying them.
* Commit that you will visit your third space tomorrow or very soon. Develop an affirmation to repeat to yourself as you enter that space, like 'My drive time shows me new things every day'.
* Redecorate your space as you go, e.g. explore a new route for driving home.


I frequently get involved with opportunities to develop myself personally.
Most often we neglect our personal development for two closely connected reasons. First, we don't know where to start or what to do next and second, we're not sure just how strongly interested we are in developing which aspect of ourselves. Here is a mental exercise to help you pick and pursue a truly motivating personal development plan:
* Imagine that you are away on a brief vacation by yourself and you've planned just to spend a day doing nothing more than relaxing by the pool.
* While there, you meet a person you know who you deeply admire and whose life you know is very interesting.
* The two of you get very involved in a conversation about important personal things which lasts four or five hours.
* Afterwards, you feel that it was the best time you've had in a long time.
* Now, ask yourself what topics and interests did you and they discuss together? What were the one or two themes that ran throughout your discussion?
* Write your answers down. What you wrote down is probably pointing to those aspects of yourself you want to develop. Now you are ready to pick and pursue a great self-development experience.



Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan

The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving the Personal Development dimension of my lifestyle are ...

  1. _____________________________________________________________________________

  2. _____________________________________________________________________________

  3. _____________________________________________________________________________

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3

Body/Mind Wellbeing

The extent to which you are free from such 'strain drains' as aches and pains, minor illnesses and sleep disturbances which are often driven by stress.
Very Vital   Growth Opportunity

Overview

Your answers to questions related to your Body/Mind Wellbeing indicate that you are managing the physical and emotional energy provided by stress very efficiently. You can further improve your performance by building on your strengths and reducing several of the drains on your vitality which surfaced in some of your answers.

Build on Your Strengths

Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Strengths. It is always a good idea for you to remind yourself of what you are doing well and continue to do those things. Continue to build on these Strengths in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to turn any Growth Opportunities into Strengths. Here are your identified Strengths.

I sleep soundly until it's time to get up.
You are avoiding sleep disturbances which help minimize minor illnesses. You are able to relax prior to bedtime which prepares you well for a good night's sleep. Your regular habits each night before bedtime are likely contributing to a good sleep.

I feel used up at the end of the day.
You are able to manage stress and allocate your energy well so that you generally manage to have some reserves at the end of the day. This can be maintained and even enhanced by continuing to eat well (more unprocessed or minimally processed foods), a realistic exercise program and consistent sleep habits that provide enough rest.

I usually have all the energy I need to get things done.
You have indicated that you have all the energy that you need. This is a result of your general level of fitness, good diet and your ability to turn many forms of stress into energy. Take note of your strengths in this area so that you continue to take advantage of this strength.

I don't feel well rested when I wake up in the morning.
Your sleep seems to be providing you with enough rest that you feel ready to face each new day. Your good sleeping routine should be maintained to continue to benefit.

I rarely have tight or aching muscles.
Your answers indicated that you rarely have muscle pain or tightness which is a good indication that you are paying attention to your physical and emotional stress. Continue to stretch and do muscle strengthening exercises to maintain and improve upon this level of physical efficiency.

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ACTION RECOMMENDATION #3

Body/Mind Wellbeing (cont'd)

Growth Opportunities

Some of your answers to the questions about your Body/Mind Wellbeing could legitimately be called Growth Opportunities. Also, continue to build on any Strengths outlined above in order to enhance the level of Body/Mind Wellbeing that you have already. By continuing to do what you are already doing well, you will be more able to benefit from the Growth Opportunities that were identified by the following questions.

Getting a tension headache is unusual for me.
You are probably aware of your own early warning signs of your muscle tension building up (in your shoulders, neck or low back). Pay attention to your signs before a headache sets in. Build in one or two brief tension release methods like shoulder rolls or taking "sigh of relief" breaks using long, slow out-breaths as you go throughout your day.

I often get colds.
The folk wisdom is correct: you are unlikely to become sick unless your immune system is run down. Beyond good eating and exercise habits, the best ways to keep your immunity in peak form are:
(1) learn one or two relaxation techniques which you can use during 2-minute breaks during the day; and
(2) practice visualizing yourself in situations which are calming, inspiring or supportive. Your immune system will become stronger almost immediately.



Notes-to-Myself for my Personal Action Plan

The most important things I've learned from this section of StressPro™ for improving my Body/Mind Wellbeing are ...

  1. _____________________________________________________________________________

  2. _____________________________________________________________________________

  3. _____________________________________________________________________________

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