Quiz: How stressed are you?

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Do you feel under pressure – or in control? Take our quiz to find out how well you handle life’s pressures

Question: 

Do you generally feel in-control of your life?

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A lot of things in my life seem to be out of control right now.

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I'm feeling pretty good about my life right now.

Question: 

How is your social life?

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Social situations often make me uncomfortable and nervous.

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I have several good friends I can call if I need to talk something through.

Question: 

Does emotional eating effect you?

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When I'm feeling frazzled, I often have the urge to eat.

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Taking control of my diet has made me feel better about myself.

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How do you handle life's daily tasks?

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I often feel overwhelmed with the thought of everything that has to get done during the day.

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I feel better once I've made a list of what I have to do.

Question: 

How does exercise fit into your life?

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It's really been frustrating for me to try to find time to be more active.

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Exercise is a good way for me to let off steam.

Question: 

Do you feel able to handle problems that come up?

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Sometimes I resent all the responsibilities I have.

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I'm pretty good at taking my problems in stride.

Question: 

When life gets hectic, do you remain calm?

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When I'm under a lot of pressure, I sometimes find myself running in three different directions at once.

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Even when things get a little crazy, I still feel as if I'm in control of what's going on in my life.

Question: 

How easy is it for you to relax?

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I frequently wake up at night feeling anxious about my life.

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No matter how hectic the day has been, it's easy for me to relax and unwind once I get home.

Question: 

Do you get bothered by the little things?

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Lately I notice myself losing my temper when even little things go wrong.

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Frankly, I don't tend to sweat the little things — I figure they'll take care of themselves.

Question: 

Do you want to have more control over your life?

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I wish I had more control over what happens in my life.

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Even though my life can be pretty hectic, I think I'm good at keeping my priorities straight.

Question: 

Do you get frustrated when things are out of your control?

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I don't have much patience for people who make mistakes.

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I don't worry much about things I can't control.

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Stress could really be hurting your life. Make sure you're aware of strategies to keep cool, calm and collected like prioritizing and learning to laugh things off.

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Congratulations! Your responses indicate that you've got the pressures of everyday life under control.