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This self‑evaluation stress quiz indicates physical and emotional symptoms that show how you relate to the daily stresses in your life. First, think about how you feel this month. Then score yourself down the left-hand side of each of the following statements.

Mark 10 points for answering “most of the time”; count 5 points for “some of the time”; put zero for answering “almost never”. You can mark ‘in between’ scores if you wish.

STRESS SCALE

 

  1. I often feel tense or pressurised.
  2. I frequently feel sad , hopeless or depressed.
  3. I often feel guilty or inadequate to meet the demands of my life.
  4. I have difficulty falling asleep (without medication) and I don’t feel refreshed when I wake.
  5. I’m unable to sit still so I move around constantly or toy with some object.
  6. I get so upset that I’m afraid I’m losing control of myself.
  7. I’m trying to work through a serious personal problem, and I worry about it almost constantly.
  8. I don’t feel like I can totally enjoy much of anything.
  9. I feel like I am in an impossible situation and I’m powerless to improve.
  10. I don’t have enough energy to accomplish all the tasks that I should.

    TOTAL

A total of 50 or more points indicates a need to take action to improve your coping techniques and reduce the stress level in your life. Author: Richard Walker

1 Minute Health Tip: It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it. Hans Selye.

Reflexology or Craniosacral therapy can  reduce your stress and anxiety, so that you can have increased vitality, energy, focus at work, happiness and improved family life, (without drugs). Call Arthur for an appointment.

 

 

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