X-ray your stress levels – Take the quiz and know how to find balance in your life.

Pinpointing Symptoms of Stress: Do this activity to establish the level of your stress (tick Yes or No)

YES    NO

I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now finding it

rather difficult

I used to be good at taking decisions but I am now

finding it rather difficult

I find it difficult to concentrate

I find it difficult to think straight

I keep forgetting things

I keep getting negative or irrational thoughts

I experience palpitation

I have spells of dizziness I get frequent headaches

I have a ringing tone in my ears

My breathing is shallow

My eyes get tired and sore

I perspire a lot

I feel tired most of the time

I keep bursting into tears

I have lost my self-confidence

I suffer mood swings

I feel drained

My self-esteem is low 1 keep getting angry

I feel apprehensive

I feel unhappy

I feel as if something terrible is going to happen

I feel frightened

I feel helpless I feel hopeless

I feel depressed

I feel nervous

I feel anxious

I find it impossible to relax

I choke on my drink often

My time management is poor

I have lost interest in sex I have become obsessive

I talk non-stop

I loose the thread of what I am saying

Habits, Health & Happiness

Interpreting your scores

Check your YES scores.

The higher your number of YES scores, the more you may be putting yourself at risk of stress related illness. If you have answered YES to all the questions, this indicates a very high level of over stimulation; you need to take immediate action to avoid the risk of over stimulation and burn out syndrome. Look carefully at your YES scores and consider what you can do to achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

Check your No scores

NO scores indicate an easy going personality, if your NO scores are high, you are unlikely to be at risk of stress. However, a high NO score could possibly indicate under stimulation or procrastination, so beware.

Consider carefully both your YES and NO scores in order to achieve a more balanced lifestyle. Follow these tips:

  • Lighten up, you only live once
    • Live, love, let go and be happy
    • Accept that everyone makes mistakes including yourself
    • Listen to other people‚Äôs opinion and views
    • Improve yourself esteem by praising other people and yourself too
    • Trust other people and delegate
    • Slow down, give yourself a break before you break down
    • Stop setting yourself rigid and unrealistic goals
    • Nurture yourself, take life as it comes
    • Learn the value of relaxing and having fun instead of always struggling
    • Chill out
    • Pray and meditate