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"I do things deliberately to relieve stress-stay in good physical shape, allow myself time for entertainment, choose sports activities such as skiing or scuba diving that engage me totally. I feel a little guilty about taking the time out but do it anyway." Allocating time carefully can help lessen stress. One working mother lightens her load by using a microwave, serving frozen foods, cooking weekends for weekday meals, doing home chores on her lunch break. Then she finagles an hour from the boss for the beauty shop. Clarify what you can control and what you can't. Bartholomew says, "If you can do something to change what's happening to you, good. If you're just getting bloody beating against that brick wall, forget it. Once you get past a certain point without going bananas, you decide, 'Okay, I'm not hurting anybody but me; this isn't doing anything but churning me up, and I'm getting old,' so you just blow it off. After that, it bothers you, but it doesn't take you up the wall." Coping means avoiding destructive habits, too—overdrinking, oversmoking, overeating, undersleeping. "I try to cut down on too much caffeine, too many cigarettes, drinks and drugs," says singer Cy Brinson. The martini after work may be all too common. Family Service Counselor Carol Kelleher says that one out of three adults in the United States-two out of three women-needs psychotropic drugs to live. "I alleviate stress by going to bed with certain men," says one mature professional. "I do that like others use alcohol or cocaine. When I've had jobs I felt were worthwhile, this behavior tapers off. Then I might sleep with someone, but it'd be a person I really care about." Another woman recommends the support she gets at home: "I picked a great husband, the second time. One I feel really very nourished with, very good," says psychotherapist Edelman. "A lot of stress comes from hanging on to relationships that just don't fit." "Visiting with a good friend has kept me sane," says Bartholomew. "Going over once a week or so to her apartment where there weren't any kids, no toys on the floor. Talking about men, sex, the way of the world. That was better than any shrink." Therapists agree that the first step toward relief from stress is identifying what causes you stress. Potts debunks the myth that we know when we're under stress. We're like hikers in the woods, she says. At first the backpack seems heavy, but after awhile, you don't even feel it. She suggests keeping a journal for two weeks. Once you recognize your own stress, use it creatively, the experts say. Accept what is, and go with it. In a freeway traffic jam, plug in a tape you want to listen to. Develop options. (That's —option?!) Relax—but not too much. Be assertive. Finally, avoid unnecessary stress. Organize yourself. Change your environment. Change your mind. Enrich your body. Nurture yourself. Nurture yourself. Nurture yourself Judith Richards is a freelance writer. Does stress make you sick? Some events that cause stress are positive, some negative. All call for you to adapt. The body can only take a certain number of changes in a 12-month period. Look and see how much change has occurred in your life during the last year. This "stress test" was developed by professors at the University of Washington. It can give you an indication of your chances of becoming ill within the next two years based on the amount of stress you have endured lately. To take the test, find each Life wEvent you experienced in the last year on the chart below. Add up all your Life Event scores to obtain your total score. If your total score is 150 points or less, your chances of becoming ill-anything from a cold to a major illness-within the next two years is about 30 percent. With 150-300 points, your chance is 50 percent. Over 300 points, your chance of suffering an illness is 90 percent. Change in responsibilities at work Son or daughter leaving home Trouble with inlaws Outstanding personal achievement Begin or end school Change in living conditions Revision of personal habits Trouble with boss Change in work hours or conditions Change in residence Change in schools Change in recreation Change in church activities Change in social activities Mortgage or loan less than $10,000 Change in sleeping habits Change in number/ family gatherings Change in eating habits Vacation Christmas Minor violations of the law Score Life Event 100 Death of a spouse 29 73 Divorce 29 65 Marital separation 29 63 Jail term 28 63 Death of a close family member 26 53 Personal injury or illness 25 50 Marriage 24 47 Fired at work 23 45 Marital reconciliation 20 45 Retirement 20 44 Change in health of family member 20 40 Pregnancy 19 39 Sex difficulties 19 39 Gain of new family member 18 39 Business readjustment 17 38 Change in financial state 16 3 7 Death of close friend 15 36 Change to different line of work 15 35 Change in number /spouse arguments 13 31 Mortgage over $ 10,000 12 30 Foreclosure of mortgage or loan 11 Listing courtesy Great Southern Life Insurance 20 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH APRIL 1979