Issue 77 [ISSN 1712-468]

All that really belongs to us is time;
even he who has nothing else has that.

Baltasar Gracian


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Focus on Professional Development

Reducing Stress and Increasing Health
Using CRG's Stress Indicator and Health Planner

A Series of Five Sections
Section Four: Time-Stress Assessment

One of the benefits of the Stress Indicator and Health Planner is that it segments stress into 5 categories that provide you, the participant, with the opportunity to focus on opportunities for improvement.

As mentioned in Section One (Personal Distress Assessment), experts have confirmed that up to 90% of illness is related to stress and lifestyle. That means most illness is preventable. The Stress Indicator and Health Planner helps you establish a benchmark of your current stress levels and provides a roadmap for improvement.

Section Four has 15 questions.

Stress affects each of us differently. In the end, stress—regardless of the source—will show up in the three areas we are measuring in this ezine.

The following information is from CRG’s Stress Indicator and Health Planner by Gwen Faulkner, PhD, MSN; Terry Anderson, PhD; and Ken Keis, MBA.

From Section Four: Time-Stress, please complete the following 15 questions on yourself.
  • In the boxes provided, print the number that best describes how often you have experienced the symptoms during the past month.
  • Be completely honest. There is no benefit in misrepresenting
    the truth.

The Scale

About 10% or less of the time


About 25% of the time


About 50% of the time


About 75% of the time


About 90% or more of the time





Stress Indicator and Health Planner
The Statements for
Section Three:
Part One Nutrition Assessment



I never seem to find enough alone time.



I feel pulled in many directions by the needs and expectations of others.



I have difficulty separating home and work.



I find it difficult to find time with family and friends.



I rush even when it is not necessary.



I feel overwhelmed by large tasks and projects.



I feel disorganized and have difficulty setting priorities.



I tend to please others too often and don’t do what I want or need to do.



I have difficulty delegating to others and asking for help.



Distractions and interruptions keep me from accomplishing my goals.



I spend too much time on tasks because of my perfectionist tendencies.



I am overloaded by too many projects.



I am overwhelmed by demands on my time and energy.



I have little control over my time because I have so many obligations.



I have difficulty taking time for myself.


‹ Your Time-Stress Assesment Score


Here's what the total is indicating.

Total 15 to 35Low Stress
Total 36 to 45Average Stress
Total 46 to 75High Stress

Time/Self Management

Most people feel they do not have enough time to do everything they want or need to do. Without realizing it, they feel helpless and out of control with respect to managing their time.

Gaining inner control over your time and your life will move you in the direction of meaningful goals and will allow you a greater sense of spontaneity and flexibility. Time management is really self-management; it is learning how to manage yourself with respect to time so you replace less important goals and activities with more important ones. Technically, people cannot and do not manage time; they can manage only the activities, priorities, and choices that fill their time. The way some people frame their time and choices distinguishes them from others.
Suggestions for Improvement
  • Establish your core values and make choices based on those values.
  • Let CRG’s Values Preference Indicator assist you in the process.
  • List your long- and short-term goals.
  • Prioritize your goals by comparing them to your core values and your long- and short-term objectives.
  • Create your activity list. Include all important items.
  • If an activity will take less than 3 minutes, do it right now. There is no benefit in putting it on a to-do list.
  • Learn to say No to lesser priorities and to others.
  • If something has been on your to-do list forever, ask yourself if it really should be there. Do it now or take it off your list.
  • Document your activities in writing, starting with the most important. Often, more time is expended thinking about what you are going to do than in actually doing it.
  • Learn to delegate tasks to others, even if you have to pay them for their time.

Do related tasks in a “cluster.” For example, make telephone calls for 30 minutes, schedule 1 hour for your letter-writing tasks, meet with your clients in the afternoon, and so on. The structuring of time by task as well as by priority is very effective for most people.

  • Many time-management systems are available in the marketplace; each wants to teach you that its way is the best way.
  • We suggest that each individual is unique; the way you manage time-related stress and pressure should be based on what works for you. The ideal solution for you might be a combination of several different strategies. Again, in the end, your approach must work for you.

What do you need to reduce your time stress?

To access the entire Stress Indicator and Health Planner online or in print, please click this link. In addition to the 120 stress and wellness related questions, you will find 12 pages of suggestions and ideas on how to improve your health.

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If you are a leader or an independent or internal professional developer wanting to make a difference in other people's lives, this CRG Assessment Systems Certification Workshop event is for you!

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Find out why CRG's Personal Style Indicator (PSI) and our other assessments are preferred by over 80% of professionals who—once they attend the CRG Assessment Systems Certification Workshop—no longer feel comfortable using alternatives like MBTI, DiSC, and True Colors.

Even more critical, you will learn about holistic and congruent solutions that CRG's assessment systems and resources provide for you and your clients.

Today, it is not necessary for professional developers to source multiple suppliers to meet their clients' needs, which include wellness, leadership, self-worth, values, sales, entrepreneurship, team development, and much more.

CRG assessments help you equip your clients with a solid baseline of self-knowledge. Working from clear insights into Personal Style, strengths, and weaknesses, you assist people to chart their path.

The CRG system focuses on the key areas of success in business and in life. We help you help others achieve personal, professional, business, and vocational goals.

The quickest way to get up-to-speed on CRG's powerful assessment system is to attend our CRG Assessment Systems Certification. You'll have a detailed overview of how our assessments, models, and resources help change lives.

What is the feedback from our workshop attendees?
It's the best workshop they have ever attended!

To have credibility using CRG's transforming resources with others, experience the power of our processes first-hand.

I have been searching for a program and assessment tools that touch individuals as a whole person, attached to their "mission" in life (purpose). I found it here at the CRG Assessment Systems Certification Workshop.

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CRG resources help build and holistically Enrich People´s Lives—the lives of individuals in families, education institutions, small businesses, associations, and Fortune 500 companies.

I invite you to join me for our next exciting CRG Assessment Systems Certification Workshop near Vancouver, BC, on October 21, 22, 23, 2010.
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