Life Events Test

This self-diagnostic/test contradicts some common (mistaken) beliefs about emotions and stress that you are likely to share with the majority of the population.


Stress is not a personality failing. Stress is simply the unavoidable physical response that everyone experiences from having lived through particular experiences. Perceptions can change, lessen, or increase the impacts.

Changes have multiple impacts on the physical structure and well-being of people. Independent of whether they like or dislike the changes.

If you have the experience, you are subject to the stress impact.

Stress impacts occur from positive experiences as well as negative ones. The fact that you value the event, does not alter the fact that the consequential effect has occurred.


How you deal with the impact is an issue of emotional skill and emotional resilience.

You can develop more skill in how you perceive the impact, to modify the impact and manage the effects on your physical system.


The implications of the above are:

Don’t feel guilty if you suffer from stress symptoms. You are not at fault. Life happens.

Stress is physical response to change. It is not mental in origin. Deal with the impact on your body by physical release – yawn, stretch, breath, loosen up, increase exercise, relax, give yourself physical comfort. Be very wary of developing a dependency on painkillers, alcohol, or other drugs.

Make choices and decisions wherever possible. Choice helps to reduce the stress of unresolved issues. Some control and direction is helpful, no matter how much you are in the grip of external forces.

The less you feel like fresh air, exercise and enjoyment – the more you need it. So make the necessary effort.

Learn to manage your emotions. Increase emotional awareness skills by using Willway Tools and action plans and others.

Go to the Life Events Stress test to see their physical costs.