Quiz: Assess your Stress

TsalagiLenape
By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-02-14 17:29:12 -0600
Started 2012-02-08 11:15:02 -0600

This quiz is listed is found in the dLife Connect leaflet page 6.
Here is the way you give yourself points:
Never-0 Almost Never-1 Sometimes-2 Fairly Often-3 Very Ofter-4
>In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? ___
>In the last month, have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? ___
>In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? ___
>In the last month, how often have you lacked confidence about your ability to handle yur personal problems? ___
>In the last month, how often have you felt that things were not going your way? ___
>In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? ___
>In the last month, how often have you been unable to control irritations in your life? ___
>In the last month, how often have you felt buried by things? ___
>In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? ___
>In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome? ___
Now total up your points: ____

Well I did this quiz to see where I was. I actually got a 31 which the answer for that is Your stress state of mind is: stressed out.

Now remember of the hardship that is 15 days ago that struck my daughter and our family. Yet everyday I do my best not to get melancholy upset or terribly distraught for I know it affects my BG's. Yet not one doctor other than the one who ordered my "chill" pill which I take rarely if at all, has been any kind of help. Let alone those people around me. I have found to my misery who my real friends are and who arent.
Yet I know who is here and there are many of you.

So if you need me to whatever I will do what I can as best as I can for you whenever.

Wansihi Hugs


42 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-02-11 22:11:15 -0600 Report

HI!

This is great. Thanks for sharing it. It is always important to stay on top of your stress, to know your stress triggers, your stress symptoms, and what works for you to reduce your stress when you find yourself in the middle of a stress reaction. There are lots of ways to chill, and to find your way back to the center. We all have an approach that works best for us.

I hope you are doing well!

Gary

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-12 10:24:38 -0600 Report

That is true but I am like an information hound…If I find something that will help another I share it. Hence the post.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-02-12 15:05:33 -0600 Report

Well, your information is much appreciated. Thank you!

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-12 18:57:40 -0600 Report

I just figured if it helps me it would maybe help someone else out. As well as some things dont necessarily help me but it may help another. Thus knowledge shared is good for aquiring knowledge and not sharing is a waste. Now I have passed it on so will another in time. Hugs

granniesophie
granniesophie 2012-02-11 05:41:23 -0600 Report

My total was 38. 'Nuf said!! And there is nothing speaking to a professional will do to help, nor will taking good drugs help (might be fun, tho!!) It is what it is

CWMecca
CWMecca 2012-02-11 00:02:02 -0600 Report

33 was my total. Guess I'm stressed out. No kidding. Too many people in & out of the house, our stuff just walking out - again. My boyfriend lets people call at all hours of the night and day. He lets them come over 24/7, whether or not I object. Yeah, stressed beyond belief LOL!

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-11 03:19:57 -0600 Report

Here is your answer: 27 - 40 Your stress state of mind is: Stressed out.
You are experiencing significant stress in your life. It may be time to speak to a professional and/or institute an overhaul of some sort. Be sure to keep a watch on the bad habits that pop up to help individuals deal with stress like smoking, drinking, or overeating.

Young1s
Young1s 2012-02-10 08:01:54 -0600 Report

Never-0 Almost Never-1 Sometimes-2 Fairly Often-3 Very Ofter-4

>In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? __2__

>In the last month, have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? __1__

>In the last month, how often have you lacked confidence about your ability to handle yur personal problems? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt that things were not going your way? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? __0__

>In the last month, how often have you been unable to control irritations in your life? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt buried by things? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? __2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome? __1__

Now total up your points: __15__

Considering I had to have an unexpected parent/teacher meeting about my sons grades yesterday, I seem to be doing well. I was highly stressed yesterday but have been fairly stress free overall for this past month.

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-11 03:26:59 -0600 Report

Here is your stress state of mind: moderately stressed. You are experiencing moderate levels of stress in your life. Any sort of stress can negatively impact your diabetes management, blood glucose levels, and your blook pressure. Learn some easy methods to control your stress, such as yoga, meditation, or breathing techniques.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-02-10 04:06:56 -0600 Report

Never-0 Almost Never-1 Sometimes-2 Fairly Often-3 Very Ofter-4
>In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? __2_
>In the last month, have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? _4__
>In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? __3_
>In the last month, how often have you lacked confidence about your ability to handle yur personal problems? _2__
>In the last month, how often have you felt that things were not going your way? __2_
>In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? _2__
>In the last month, how often have you been unable to control irritations in your life? __3_
>In the last month, how often have you felt buried by things? _2__
>In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? __2_
>In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome? __2_
Now total up your points: ___24

Glad I didn't take the test last Feb or the Feb before that. I would have had to use 5 for few of the reponses. Life is starting to be less out of control and the new stresses sure beat the 2010 ad 011 stresses._

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-10 09:36:02 -0600 Report

Glad to hear you are doing better. I would hate to have to feel the way you did when you were that stressed out. More pictures of bees. Lots more pictures of bees.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-02-10 11:37:04 -0600 Report

Can hardly wait for bee season to get here. Did try to shoot a few snowflakes 1 day, too cold outside and they melted too fast when brought inside.
Had to get a replacement for my old camera. The battery door latch broke. New camera has more mega pixels. Now I will really be giving hubby competition in "Best Shot of the Day" contest. I usually win since I made up the contest and all the rules. Plus am a panal of 1 in determining who wins.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-10 11:40:02 -0600 Report

LOL! I can't wait to see your "Best Shots of the Day" here. The ones you have used for your profile have been beautiful.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-02-10 11:48:12 -0600 Report

Thank you. My current one is what I call Bad Hair Day. I have started a series of bee shots tittled "Does this flower make me look fat?"

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-10 07:33:58 -0600 Report

Here is your stress state of mind: moderately stressed. You are experiencing moderate levels of stress in your life. Any sort of stress can negatively impact your diabetes management, blood glucose levels, and your blook pressure. Learn some easy methods to control your stress, such as yoga, meditation, or breathing techniques.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-02-10 11:59:37 -0600 Report

Breathe in deeply, Breathe out deeply. And remember to keep on breathing. I distract myself by trying to learn Danish. Discovered my soul music is Danish techno, pop, hip hop and rap. My favorite artists have the ocean and wind mixed into their music. A few songs and tension eases away.
Also playing with a camera. For my new phone I found a kalieidoscope ap. I use a glass marble kaleidoscope with my digital camera for fun photos. Much easier with the phone and it does moving pictures.

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-09 12:40:19 -0600 Report

So all of you know that the replies I make below your post is straight out of the leaflet. :)

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-02-09 13:36:13 -0600 Report

I am off the deep end 32!

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-09 23:58:38 -0600 Report

Here is your answer: 27 - 40 Your stress state of mind is: Stressed out.
You are experiencing significant stress in your life. It may be time to speak to a professional and/or institute an overhaul of some sort. Be sure to keep a watch on the bad habits that pop up to help individuals deal with stress like smoking, drinking, or overeating.

annesmith
annesmith 2012-02-10 23:24:25 -0600 Report

Yes, mine was a 30. I was so stressed one day after work, that I drove over by my church, desperately looking for a lay minister, and the church had just closed…I'm not mad at the church at all, but , I thought to myself " Now, WHY when I need to talk to someone the most, is this happening?"—-ANNE

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-09 10:16:34 -0600 Report

In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? 1_ (unexpected financial distress)

In the last month, have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? 2_ (things are rarely controlled by me, but are what happens)

In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? 2_ (trying to work out a budget for above mentioned)

In the last month, how often have you lacked confidence about your ability to handle your personal problems? _0 (I always make it through, somehow)

In the last month, how often have you felt that things were not going your way? 1_ (stuff doesn't go "my" way, I go with the way of things)

In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? _1 (That is what To Do lists are for, I love crossing those things off)

In the last month, how often have you been unable to control irritations in your life? 0_ (If we don't feel we have to control things so much, we will do much better)

In the last month, how often have you felt buried by things? 2_ (That To Do list gets bigger some days)

In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? _0 (anger doesn't help)

In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome? 0_ (Again, we always prevail. Not always the way I hope, but we make it through)

Now total up your points: 7

Hmmm, that is interesting. Is there a chart that says what the total number means? I think I am just having a stress free month.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-02-10 00:03:39 -0600 Report

some people are just laid back about stuff, I think

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-10 09:32:37 -0600 Report

Yep, that is usually me. But if you get me going....watch out. I am a mess of hot and bothered. LOL

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-09 12:38:52 -0600 Report

Your stress state of mind is: calm, cool, and collected. So you are experiencing mild to no stress in your life, and you feel in control of any stressful situationsn. Remember stress is neither good or bad, but simply the body's reaction to any change. Keep a watch and keep your cool.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-02-10 09:33:38 -0600 Report

thank you. Right now we have a big one, but it is not freaking me out. Well it did for one night, but that was it. I work hard on the positive thinking process and it really does help.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-02-08 11:26:55 -0600 Report

Never-0 Almost Never-1 Sometimes-2 Fairly Often-3 Very Ofter-4

>In the last month, how often have you been upset because of something that happened unexpectedly? _1__ ( define "upset"?)

>In the last month, have you felt that you were unable to control the important things in your life? _2__ ( other than bowel and bladder mishaps)

>In the last month, how often have you felt nervous and "stressed"? _1__

>In the last month, how often have you lacked confidence about your ability to handle yur personal problems? _2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt that things were not going your way? _1__

>In the last month, how often have you found that you could not cope with all the things that you had to do? _1__

>In the last month, how often have you been unable to control irritations in your life? _2__

>In the last month, how often have you felt buried by things? __1_

>In the last month, how often have you been angered because of things that were outside of your control? __0_

>In the last month, how often have you felt difficulties were piling up so high that you could not overcome? _3__

Now total up your points: _13___

what does you book say about my stress livel?

TsalagiLenape
TsalagiLenape 2012-02-09 07:43:25 -0600 Report

Your stress state of mind is: Calm cool and collected. Right now you are experiencing mild o no stress in your life and you fell in control control of any stressful situations. Remember, stress is neither good nor bad, but simply the body's reaction to any change. Keep a watch and keep your cool.