When you’re overwhelmed by stress, you can experience many different mental or physical problems. These articles can help you to recognize the signs, understand how stress is affecting you, and take action to deal with the problem.
In small doses, stress helps you to stay focused, energetic, and alert. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Everyone experiences stress differently but there are some common warning signs and symptoms. Stress can easily creep up on you so that being frazzled and overwhelmed starts to feel normal. You may not realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll on your mind, body, and behavior.
You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.
Interpreting the score:
Your stress level
0 to 10
Below average. Congratulations, you seem to be handling life’s stressors well at the moment.
11 to 14
Average. Your life is far from stress-free so now is the time to learn how to reduce your stress to healthier levels.
15 to 18
Medium-High.You may not realize how much stress is already affecting your mood, productivity, and relationships.
High. You’re experiencing high levels of stress. The higher your score, the more damage stress is doing to your mind, body, and behavior.
This questionnaire is not intended to replace professional diagnosis.
Symptoms and types of stress
- Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes: The Effects of Stress Overload and What You Can Do About It
- Stress at Work: Tips to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress
- Job Loss and Unemployment Stress: Tips for Staying Positive During Your Job Search
- Caregiver Stress and Burnout: Tips for Recharging and Finding Balance
- Preventing Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Coping Strategies
Stress management and relief
- Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress
- Stress Relief in the Moment: Using Your Senses to Quickly Change Your Response to Stress
- Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief: Finding Relaxation Exercises That Work for You
- How to Practice Yoga and Tai Chi: Tips on Using Yoga and Tai Chi to Relieve Stress
- 12 Ways to Reduce Stress with Music: Fill Your Life with Music that Reduces Daily Stress
- Emotional Intelligence Toolkit: Program for Managing Overwhelming Stress and Emotions
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