Stress Checklist Inventory

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					Stress Checklist Inventory
This inventory checklist is a quick and easy indicator if your stress level is too high. It can
also help you recognize some of the conditions that determine your stress level.

To complete the inventory, assign a number from zero to five to each of the statements
below as they relate to your experience: 0 = Never 3 = Sometimes 5 = Almost always

   Stress Checklist Items:

      ____ I have a lot of worries at home, at school, or both
      _____I have too much responsibility
      _____My family makes too many demands on me
      _____My school situation is unclear; there are too many people to satisfy
      _____I do not have enough time for leisure or taking care of personal needs
      _____There is a great deal of time pressure at school
      _____I have difficulty expressing how I feel about situations or people
      _____I have trouble focusing on a given task
      _____I have difficulty communicating with my parents, siblings, friends, or teachers
      _____I handle most things alone with little support from my family or friends
      _____I do not have enough say in decisions that affect me
      _____My personal needs are in conflict with my school work or family
      _____I am short of cash or have other financial concerns
      _____My life is one crisis after another
      _____I regularly have headaches (2-5 times per week)
      _____I have muscle tension in my shoulder, neck or back
      _____I have stomach pains, indigestion or other digestive problems
      _____I regularly take aspirin, indigestion medication, sleeping pills or tranquilizers
      _____I have a tendency to overeat - especially sweets
      _____I drink a great deal of coffee or other caffeinated beverages
      _____Family, friends, or people at school tell me I drink too much
      _____Most of my time is spent sitting - I get little exercise
      _____I would like to make changes in my life but do not know how

   Now add up your score to determine generally where your stress level is at.
   Your Score: 34 or under - Good - Congratulations! Your stress level is low;
   35-65 - Average - Lowering your stress level would be beneficial;
   66-85 - Bad - Think seriously about changes in your life to reduce stress;
   86 or above - Dangerous - You need to act now to reduce stress!

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