Assessing Your Stress

Questions to consider when assessing for stress.

Questions to consider when assessing for stress.

  1. How do you know when you are stressed?
  2. Where do you feel stress in your body?
  3. What do you notice about your body, thoughts, and feelings when things are difficult?
  4. What might others tell you they notice about you when you are stressed?
  5. How do you behave when you are feeling stressed out?
  6. How do you react negatively or proactively to stress?
  7. How do you currently cope with stress?

Do You...

  • regret being angry or short-tempered with others?
  • feel as if your emotions are getting the best of you?
  • use alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to cope with stress (prescription, over-the-counter, or street drugs)?
  • have sleep problems (either sleep too much or don’t get enough restful sleep)?
  • feel as if things are overwhelming or out of control?
  • laugh or smile less than you used to?
  • yell, cry, or withdraw a lot?
  • feel sad, disappointed, or worried?
  • eat too much or too little when you are stressed?
  • feel that you are not in control of your life?
  • have trouble letting go of things that are bothering you?
  • blame yourself or think that nothing goes right?