Does Your Lifestyle Manage Stress?

Take this stress test below.

Perfect score 120 – average score 60.

Higher score indicates you are more likely to cope well with the ups and downs of life.

Give yourself 10 points for these things: total points ____

Do you have a supportive family ?

Do you have a hobby you enjoy ?

Do you have one social activity outside your family life that meets monthly?

Do you have a place in your home that is yours to relax?

Do you practice time management?

Give yourself 15 points for these things : total points ____

Are you 5 lbs within your ideal weight ?

Do you eat nutritionally balanced wholesome meals 3 times a day ?

Do you practice some form of deep relaxation at least 3 times a week?

Give yourself 5 points for these things : total points ____

Do you do 30 minutes of brisk exercise 3 times a week ?

Do you plan and do something you really enjoy weekly ?

Do you smoke? Subtract 5 points for each pack total points lost ____

Do you drink at lunch? Subtract 10 points for each time

Do you drink or use drugs in the evening to relax? Subtract 10 points for each night

Do you bring work home at night ? Subtract 5 points for each night

Adapted from a test developed for the US department of Health and Services by University of Maryland psychologist George S Everly Jr


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