Take this stress quiz to find out how much stress and anxiety you are experiencing.
It’s normal to feel stressed and/or anxious at times especially in our modern world where multiple demands are continuously placed on us. However, if you experience acute stress due to a particularly stressful event or events, or experience pro-longed, chronic stress, it can lead to a variety of problems that may cause both mental and physical health problems that can be challenging to overcome.
To determine your current level of stress or anxiety, place a check mark next to each item below that applies to you.
1. Physical Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
2. Mental Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
3. Emotional Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
4. Behavioral Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
- If you scored 6 or less, you may be managing your stress and anxiety reasonable well. Keep up what you are doing and ask for help when needed.
- If you scored 7-12, you are showing some sings of stress and anxiety that you may want to take care of now before they get worse.
- If you scored 13-20, you are clearly giving 100% of yourself to everything you are doing. At the same time, it is clearly taking a toll on you. With these increased signs of stress and anxiety, you definitely need to start taking steps to alleviate and cope with the stress level if you want your life to improve.
- If you scored between 21-28, you are obviously going through a lot! Your stress and anxiety levels are at a critical point. You need to take action now to reduce your stress before you experience more serious problems, if you haven’t already. So, I would encourage you to do some kind of stress reduction and/or give counseling a try. Let’s see if I can help.
10 Things You Can Do to Lower your Stress Level
- Spend more time alone relaxing.
- Meditate or do relaxation exercises.
- Spend more time with friends and family.
- Decrease some activities and tasks in your life.
- Delegate tasks.
- Exercise more.
- Plan more fun activities.
- Get enough sleep.
- Eat a healthier diet.
- Seek the help of a professional counselor if you find stress is getting the better of you and you’re having difficulty managing it.