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How stressed are you?

Select one answer for each of the statements below that best reflects your situation. Please keep in mind that this is a general assessment of your stress levels. Further and more in-depth assessment may be obtained from your health care or mental health care provider.

I handle changes with ease.
I take time for myself.
I have stress-related symptoms (i.e. - headache, racing heart, cold hands or feet, inability to concentrate).
My family is very supportive.
My work is satisfying.
I have trouble sleeping.
I feel good about myself.
I'm a perfectionist
I tend to look on the bright side of life.
I'm able to talk about my feelings.
I get impatient and irritable with other drivers.
I limit my intake of fat, cholesterol and junk food.
I smoke.
I engage in 30 minute (or longer) sessions of moderate or rigorous exercise.
I have conflicts with others.
I get sick, especially with colds.
I'm happy with my social life.
I'm happy with where I live.
I'm happy with my partner (or with the fact that I don't have a partner).
I'm a forgiving person.
I drink caffeinated coffee and/or tea.
I have a drink of alcohol (one drink equals 1.5 oz. of spirits; 5 oz. of wine, or 12 oz. of beer)
I feel overwhelmed by all that I have to do.
I feel calm and relaxed.
I have several good friends I can count on.

Adapted with permission from EBSCO Publishing Health Library 2006