Quiz: How Vulnerable are you to Stress?

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.

Family Plus/Life Solutions has been serving the Saint John area since 1929. The Agency is a private, not-for-profit organization helping men, women, children and families manage the challenges of today’s living conditions.