Assessment

WHAT’S MY STRESS LEVEL?
Check the box for each event you have experienced in the last 12 months, including the number of occurrences of that event (for example, 2 vacations in the past year at 13 points each = 26 points). Add your points to find your current stress level based on life changes.

Event     # of Occurrences     Total

death of a spouse 100 x ____ = ____
divorce 73 x ____ = ____
marital separation 65 x ____ = ____
detention in jail or other institution 63 x ____ = ____
death of a close family member 63 x ____ = ____
major personal injury or illness 53 x ____ = ____
marriage 50 x ____ = ____
fired from work 47 x ____ = ____
marital reconciliation 45 x ____ = ____
retirement 45 x ____ = ____
change in health or behavior of family member 44 x ____ =  ____
pregnancy or miscarriage in relationship 40 x ____ = ____
sex difficulties 40 x ____ = ____
gain of new family member through birth, adoption, or marriage 39 x ____ = ____
major business readjustment 39 x ____ = ____
bankruptcy or change in financial state 38 x ____ = ____
death of close friend 37 x ____ = ____
change to a different line of work 36 x ____ = ____
change in number of arguments with partner 35 x ____ = ____
taking on a new mortgage 31 x ____ = ____
foreclosure on a mortgage or loan 30 x ____ = ____
change in responsibilities at home or work 29 x ____ = ____
child/step-child leaves home 29 x ____ = ____
trouble with in-laws 29 x ____ = ____
outstanding personal achievement 28 x ____ = ____
partner begins/stops work 26 x ____ = ____
starting or finishing school 26 x ____ = ____
change in living conditions 25 x ____ = ____
change in personal habits 24 x ____ = ____
trouble with boss or co-worker(s) 23 x ____ = ____
change in working hours or conditions 20 x ____ = ____
change in residence 20 x ____ = ____
change in schools (personal or child) 20 x ____ = ____
change in recreational habits 19 x ____ = ____
change in church activities 19 x ____ = ____
change in social activities or status 18 x ____ = ____
major purchase such as a new car 17 x ____ = ____
change in sleeping habits 16 x ____ = ____
change in number of family gatherings 15 x ____ = ____
change in eating habits 15 x ____ = ____
vacation 13 x ____ = ____
Christmas or other holiday celebration 12 x ____ = ____
minor violation of the law 11 x ____ = ____

Total Number of Points = _____________ (don’t forget to factor in number of occurrences!)

RESULTS:

< 150 = You’re a “cool cucumber”, and your assessment indicates a low number of stressful instances. However, as this assessment is objective, it’s important to know that your RESPONSES to stress are what is important. The fact that you’re even TAKING this assessment means you likely feel the effects of stress, physically and/or mentally.

Let me help you deal with the stressors in your life with grace, and allow you to live with joy!

150-199 = You’re a “leary lemon”, and you have indications of mild stress. Since you’re in the “yellow zone”, you may:
• Have trouble staying focused on tasks
• Feel like you don’t have time to accomplish what you’d like to in a day
• Grab food on the go (making choices that aren’t the best for you).

Whatever it is keeping you in the yellow zone, let me help you increase your productivity, evaluate your physical and emotional health, and have more time to enjoy what you love!

200-299 = You’re a “menacing mango”, and you have indications of moderate stress. If you aren’t careful, it’s only a matter of time before stress begins to creep into the “red zone”. You probably already notice that several areas of your life have been affected:
• Are you & your partner spending less quality time together?
• Do others in your life say that you’re tense or irritable?
• Is your sleep restless, or are you having trouble falling or staying asleep, resulting in a cycle of “feeding the sleepiness” with caffeine and/or high-calorie, high-fat foods?

Beat stress and its symptoms before it’s too late. Let me help you learn how you got to this point, and more importantly, how you can prevent yourself from staying in the “orange zone”.

> 300 = Those close to you may say you can “heat up” (become angry and/or anxious) quickly, and your assessment indicates that you’re a “heedless habanero”. You have been going full steam ahead for too long…this is an indication of major stress. Based on your score, there is an 80% chance that you face significant illness or an accident within 2 years (if you haven’t experienced something already). It’s likely that you may:
• Deal with anxiety and/or depression (do you feel frazzled and/or completely exhausted most of the day?)
• Frequently lose your temper (do you find yourself yelling at family members?)
• Become easily irritable (are your co-workers cowering when you’re around?)
• Commonly make mistakes because of distractions (“Oops, I forgot to put coffee in the coffee maker!”)
• Experience physical symptoms, like irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, heart palpitations, acne, hair thinning/falling out, weight gain or loss, etc.

Don’t take that kind of gamble!
Let me help you 
take control of your stress before it controls you.

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