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What’s Your Stress Index?

Do you frequently:



Neglect your diet?

Try to do everything yourself?

Blow up easily?

Seek unrealistic goals?

Fail to see the humour in situations others find funny?

Act rude?

Make a ‘big deal’ of everything?

Look to other people to make things happen?

Have difficulty making decisions

Complain you are disorganized?

Avoid people whose ideas are different from your own?

Keep everything inside?

Neglect exercise?

Have few supportive relationships?

Use sleeping pills and tranquilizers without a doctor’s approval?

Get too little rest?

Get angry when you are kept waiting?

Ignore stress symptoms?

Put things off until later?

Think there is only one right way to do something?

Fail to build relaxation time into your day?


Race through the day?

Spend a lot of time complaining about the past?

Fail to get a break from noise and crowds?

Your Score Is:

There are few hassles in your life. Make sure, though, that you are not trying so hard to avoid problems that you shy away from challenges.

Your Score Is:

You’ve got your life in fairly good control. Work on the choices and habits that could still be causing you some unnecessary stress in your life.

Your Score Is:

You’re approaching the danger zone. You may well be suffering stress-related symptoms and your relationships could be strained. Think carefully about choices you’ve made and take relaxation breaks every day.

Your Score Is:

Emergency! You must stop now, re-think how you are living, change your attitudes, and pay careful attention to diet, exercise, and relaxation.

Disclaimer: This is not a scientific test. Information provided is not a substitute for professional advice. If you feel that you may need advice, please consult a qualified health care professional.