What Is Your Stress Level?

What Is Your Stress Level?

Should you be concerned about stress? Use the following 5-minute stress diagnostic assessments to determine what your current level of stress is, and whether or not you should take action to reduce your stress.

If you are familiar with the 12-step recovery program, you would know that step one of most programs reads similar to the following: “We admitted we were powerless over the effects of (insert item or issue), and that our lives had become unmanageable.” One way to figure out if stress is making your life unmanageable is to take a stress diagnostic. There are several free ones available online, including the following  that ask you approximately 40 questions and should only take you a few minutes to complete:

  • Psychologist World – asks you to rate your last week of stress – which should be more accurately available in your memory. Answer the questions in relation to your past week and Psychologist World will compare your answers with the scale to find out how stressed you are.
  • Healthy Place – answer questions about your stress over the last 12 months.
  • Holmes and Rahe – also focused on stressful situations you have experienced over the last 12 months.
  • Bourne – check boxes rather than questions that you have to manually calculate the results from.

You will notice that each scale asks you some of the same questions, so you might want to complete more than one of them and compare results. If one or more of the tests indicate that you are indeed stressed, I have good news for you! You are on the road to recovery – you have admitted to yourself that the effects of stress have become unmanageable. Consider reviewing the free stress tools in my blog or contact me for a free stress relief strategy session.

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.