Are you stressed? Take Lorna's quiz!
Lorna Vanderhaeghe, women's health expert and regular contributor to The Ric & Suzanne Show, wants to know if you're stressed out. And she has some solutions for you to consider.
Take Lorna's stress test and leave a comment below with your result!
The following statements determine your happiness level, how you handle stress, and if you think negatively. Check off the situations that apply to you. Then total the points to determine your stress score and see which category you fall into.
I am worried about paying my bills this month. 1
I look at myself in the mirror and think negative thoughts. 3
I am not content with my body. 3
I almost always fake orgasm. 2
I am lonely. 3
I dislike my job. 3
I like my job but have too much work to do. 3
I like my job, but my boss is too demanding. 1
I am always trying to please everyone. 2
I am exhausted but keep going. 3
Sometimes my stomach feels like it has butterflies. 3
I shop to make myself feel better. 1
I have feelings of guilt or anger. 2
I have feelings of inadequacy (not feeling good enough). 3
I am afraid of failure. 2
I have feelings of anxiety or low moods. 2
I feel trapped or that I can’t cope sometimes. 3
I crave sugar. 1
I am a single parent. 2
I am a university student. 1
I am in an unhappy relationship. 3
I live with an alcoholic or drug abuser. 2
I work shift work. 1
I work too much and don’t have enough play time. 1
I get angry with myself. 2
I hold resentment toward my partner. 3
I cannot discuss my sexual desires with my partner. 2
I don’t eat regularly (I wait more than four or five hours between meals). 3
I am sick more than three times a year. 1
I lack sexual desire. 1
I smoke. 3
I drink alcohol more than twice a week. 3
I drink too much caffeine. 2
My family and friends are not supportive of the things I do. 2
I am tired all the time. 3
I have friends who take but never give. 2
How Did You Score?
15 or less: The handler – You are handling stress but need to find more balance in your life.
16 to 29: Time for a change – You know you have to make some changes fast. You are at risk of exhaustion.
30 or more: The stress case – You are highly stressed. You need to adopt strategies to reduce your risk of stress-related disease immediately.