I tried an online stress risk assessment and I was relieved to see that I am stress resilient. A number of mitigating factors are included in the assessment, and is categorized into Rest and Exercise, Finances and Time Management, Leisure and Lifestyle, Communicating, Diet and Health and Fitness behavioral health screening tools.
From this short quiz, we get to see the important aspects of our physical, mental and emotional health that we should take care of. It is important that we stretch those muscles and go for physical fitness, eat a balanced meal at least occasionally to have good nutrition, seek out friends for small talks and a lot of fun for a bit of that laughter and of course, we need to have faith in ourselves and in a higher being.
The purpose of these stress risk assessment tools is for us to be able to do counter checks on our lives and see how burnt out we are or how laid back we are and how we are faring in our everyday battles. We need to know because we have the responsibility and the desire to be at the best of our faculties in everything we do and every endeavor we partake.
This stress risk assessment tool is particularly important in workplace settings, wherein an Act (under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999) was drafted to ensure the safety and well-being of both employees and employers are taken into consideration. The regulations set herein ensure that employers adhere to the well-being of their employees by assessing the risk of illness and the onset of stress-related ailments.
The Management Standard places six key areas of design which would aid the simplification of the process. These key areas are: Demands, Control, Support, Relationships, Role, and Change.