As you know, stress is a condition that should not be taken lightly and even more so when you already feel that it is affecting your health.
Here is a test that will help you determine how stressed you are at the moment. We wish to emphasize that the test is merely indicative and is not intended to replace the advice given by a health professional.
Read each question carefully. For each statement you identify with, add 1 point. If you don’t feel identified, don’t add any points.
- Restlessness, inability to relax and be at ease
- -Loss of appetite
- To disengage from the problem and think about something else.
- -Wanting to sigh, tightness in the chest, choking sensation
- Palpitations, tachycardia
- Feelings of depression and sadness
- Increased urge to eat, increased appetite
- -Muscle tremors, twitches or cramps
- -Increased activity
- -Nausea, dizziness, unsteadiness
- -Effort to reason and remain calm
- Tingling or numbness in the hands, face, etc.
- Digestive discomfort, abdominal pain, etc.
- Enthusiasm, increased energy or enjoyment of the situation
- -Decline in activity
- -Loss of sex drive or sexual difficulties
- -Tendency to blame someone or something else
- -Somnolence or increased need for sleep
- -Apprehension, feeling like I’m getting sick
- Exhaustion or excessive fatigue
- Frequent urination
- Scratching, biting my nails, rubbing, etc.
- -Feelings of aggression or increased irritability
- Drinking, smoking, or taking anything (gum, pills, etc.)
- Need to be alone without anyone bothering me
- Increased sexual appetite
- Anxiety, greater predisposition to fears, fears, etc…
- -Tendency to repeatedly check if everything is in order
- Increased difficulty sleeping
- Need to be accompanied and to be advised.
0 to 15 points – Low stress level. Your body is starting to show signs of stress, but there’s still time to deal with it. Prioritise a balanced diet, exercise several times a week and don’t forget to find time for yourself.
16 to 27 points – Moderate stress level. Surely in the day to day you live moments of anxiety, nervousness or irritability that are greatly affecting your quality of life. Start prioritizing what your body is asking you to avoid getting into a situation that has serious consequences for your health.
28 to 32 points – High stress level. It is important that you see the seriousness of the situation so that you can deal with it correctly. You should not only take care of your diet, exercise, bad habits… It is likely that you need a fundamental change in your life. See a health care professional if necessary.