Stress Quiz

Add '1' each time you respond with a 'true' or 'sometimes, true' answer

  • At night, I frequently do work that I brought home with me.

  • I feel that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things I have to do.

  • I frequently feel impatient with the speed at which events take place.

  • At times, I have an extreme reluctance to go to work.

  • I underestimate how long it takes to do things

  • I feel that there are too many deadlines in my work/life that are difficult to meet.

  • My confidence/self-esteem is lower than I'd like it to be.

  • I frequently have guilty feelings if I relax and do nothing, even for a short period of time.

  • I find myself thinking about problems, even when I'm supposed to be relaxing or having fun.

  • I have a feeling of intense fatigue, even when I awake after an adequate sleep.

  • I find myself finishing other people's sentences for them.

  • I have a tendency to eat, talk, walk and move quicker than I used to.

  • My appetite has altered - I have suffered a loss of appetite or I have a desire to binge (especially on sweet foods).

  • I feel irritated or angry, if the car or traffic in front seems to be going too slowly and queuing makes me angry.

  • I feel anger or resentment at nothing in particular, a feeling that something is missing.

  • I'm aware I try to get other people to hurry up and get on with it.

  • I experience: mood swings, difficulty making decisions, impairment in concentration and memory, unusual clumsiness, excessive perspiration.

  • I find fault and criticise others rather than praising, even if it is deserved.

  • I seem to be listening to others, but I'm preoccupied with my own thoughts.

  • My libido is lower or I'm experiencing unexplained changes to menstrual cycle.

  • I find myself grinding my teeth

  • I have an increase in aches and pains, especially in the neck, head, jaw, lower back, shoulders and chest.

  • I am unable to perform tasks as well as I used to and I feel my judgement is clouded or not as good as it was.

  • I seem to be more dependant on alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or drugs.

  • I find that I don't have time for many interests or hobbies outside of work. Source: John Dewar

4 points or less: You are least likely to suffer from stress.

5 - 13 points: You may currently be prone to stress and may suffer from stress-related illnesses – it is important to make changes to prevent this.

14 points or more: You are more likely to experience stress & stress-related illness and it is important to seek help.

Please note: This is not a diagnostic tool. It is intended as a way to raise awareness about stress and stress management.

If you would like to try Hypnotherapy to help you manage your stress levels, contact Melissa to book an appointment. Your initial 'discovery' session is free. Email:

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