10. Housing Issues
4. Eye Doctors
7. Sore Throats
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“State of my union” stress test
Check the ones that are true or somewhat true about you.
___1. I get performance jitters (stage fright) but once I’m up there, I’m okay.
___2. Before a performance, I start out calm...but then my nerves and inner voices start getting the best of me and I get more and more nervous.
___3. I blank onstage, or maybe I’m just afraid I may blank.
___4. I get so many negative thoughts running in my head before a performance.
___5. I get nervous because I think people are watching me and judging me.
___6. I’m less nervous for large crowds of nameless, faceless people. I’m more nervous in front of small crowds, especially if I know people in the audience.
___7. I’m actually less nervous for small crowds, especially if I know people who support me are out there in the audience.
___8. I have test anxiety before an exam in my core classes.
___9. It stresses me out to have to memorize things!
___10. I have it all memorized, but something happens when I get up there to perform.
___11. I’m a good performer, but a lousy essay writer and a bad speller.
___12. I can’t sing!...and it stresses me out!
___13. I don’t feel I fit in with the college crowd.
___14. I’m a good performer, but when I do an interview or any public speaking, I’m really nervous.
___15. I’m really good once I’m cast, but I don’t do well at auditions. What am I doing wrong?
___16. My car isn’t that reliable, so when it breaks down, I have to miss class.
___17. I’m having conflicts with my roommate.
___18. I live at home with my family, and it’s stressful.
___19. My family is going through a lot right now. And it’s hard to be the strong one.
___20. I’m thinking of moving out.
___21. I don’t have anywhere to live right now.
___22. I have financial problems, big-time.
___23. I have issues with one of my professors.
___24. I have issues with one of my classmates.
___25. I have issues with one of my classes. I hate going to the class.
___26. I’m worried about the health of a family member—mental or physical health.
___27. I’m worried about losing my scholarship.
___28. I’m worried about my grade point average.
___29. Even though it is really difficult to go through school and work this many hours, I just have to because I need the money to pay off my bills.
___30. I admit I’m probably taking too many credit hours.
___31. I’m not sure exactly what classes to take that will launch me into my career.
___32. I’m not really certain if the classes I’m taking are going to transfer or count towards my degree.
___33. I’m taking some fun classes in my major, but I’m afraid I waited too late to take the classes I really need to graduate.
___34. I think I need some guidance about the exact training I need to be a successful and fully trained performer.
___35. I’m taking an overload of classes so that I can graduate and get out of here fast.
___36. I’m worried about getting into a good college after graduating from Valencia.
___37. I think I’m ADD or ADHD, though I haven’t been assessed by a doctor.
___38. I know I’m ADD or ADHD—a doctor assessed me.
___39. I feel I know a lot of tools for managing my ADD, and it’s helping.
___40. I don’t really do anything to help manage my ADD—I just live with it.
___41. I may have a learning disability but I don’t really talk to my teachers or counsellors or the Student Office of Disabilities about it. I think I can handle it on my own.
___42. I am, or think I may be Dyslexic.
___43. I’m worried about my own physical health.
___44. I’m worried about my own mental health and what to do.
___45. I get sore throats way too often.
___46. I have allergies bad.
___47. I smoke marijuana pretty often, but it doesn’t seem to affect my work.
___48. I think my drug use (prescription or recreational) is becoming a problem.
___49. I can’t afford a dentist, or an eye doctor, or any of those specialists.
___50. I’m ready! But where do I find auditions?
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Did you mark statements in purple, #1-28? Go to "Stress Management" for some solves.
Did you mark statements 29-36 in blue? Go to "Time Management" for some solves.
Did you mark 37-49 in green? Go to "Health Management" for some solves.
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