How Vulnerable are you to Stress?
Score each item from 1 (almost always) to 5 (never), according to how much of the time each statement applies to you.
I eat at least one hot, balanced meal a day.
I get seven to eight hours sleep at least four nights a week.
I give and receive affection regularly.
I have at least one relative within 50 miles on which I can rely.
I exercise to the point of perspiration at least twice a week.
I smoke less than half a pack of cigarettes a day.
I take fewer than five alcoholic drinks a week.
I am the appropriate weight for my height.
I have an income adequate to meet basic expenses.
I get strength from my religious beliefs
I regularly attend club or social activities.
I have a network of friends and acquaintances.
I have one or more friends to confide in about personal matters.
I am in good health (including eyesight, hearing, teeth).
I am able to speak openly about my feelings when angry or worried.
I have regular conversations with people I live with about domestic problems, e.g., chores, money and daily living issues.
I do something for fun at least once a week.
I am able to organize my time effectively.
I drink fewer than three cups of coffee (or tea or cola drinks) a day.
I take quiet time for myself during the day.
To get your score, add up the figures and subtract 20.
Over 30 = A vulnerability to stress
50 – 75 = Seriously vulnerable to stress
Over 75 = Extremely vulnerable to stress. Perhaps you could benefit by taking one of our workshops – Taking Personal Action and Breakthrough for Men/Women.