How Well Do You Manage Stress?

When the going gets tough, are you able to manage your stress in a healthy way? Or do you completely freak out about anything that makes you anxious? Take this quiz to find out!

Question 1/10
What's your favorite way to calm yourself down?
Rant about what's upsetting you
Punch a pillow
Count loudly to ten
Take a few deep, calming breaths

Question 2/10
Think back over your past month. How many angry outbursts do you remember having?
More than 4

Question 3/10
Do you seem to get into the most heated arguments with those who are most important to you?
Yes, all the time.
Only sometimes, over really important subjects.
No, I tend to get along great with them.

Question 4/10
How important is having the last word during an argument to you?
VERY important - it's important to have the final say!
It depends on how strongly I feel about the argument.
Not important, I'll state my points then leave it at that.

Question 5/10
You're stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic five miles from your office, and you're already an hour late to work. What do you do?
Call your boss to explain your situation.
Call your significant other or best friend to freak out about it.
Beep your horn to try to get people to move faster.
Think about pulling over and walking.

Question 6/10
Are you a procrastinator?
Yes, I tend to wait until the last minute to do important things.
Yes, but only for things that aren't high priority for me.
No, I like to plan ahead and complete tasks on time.
No, but sometimes, time just gets away from me and I'm a last minute type of person.

Question 7/10
Have you ever tried meditating?
Yes, I do it regularly.
Yes, but it wasn't for me.
Nah, I don't like that stuff.

Question 8/10
Have you ever had a nervous breakdown?

Question 9/10
What's one negative personality trait you know you exhibit sometimes?
I'm tightly wound
I'm easily anxious
I'm lazy
I'm selfish

Question 10/10
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most, how calm of a person do you consider yourself to be?
When stress comes your way, you tend to freak out just a little bit. This causes more stress, and it becomes a snowball effect. Try some stress management tips like counting to ten, taking a few deep breaths, or getting some exercise! You'll be much happier that you did.

Not Too Well
You know that you can be a bit tightly wound, but you realize that you need to manage your stress in a way that's better than worrying more about it. Good job! The first step to healthier stress management is figuring out that you need better ways to release that extra tension.

You're Learning
You do pretty well with stress. You know that it's a part of life, and you accept that. Sure, sometimes you cave in and have a minor meltdown, but most of the time, you're able to calm yourself down and go back to your normal happy state of mind again!

Pretty Well
You know that stress can only make you stronger. You have become a master at producing great things under stress, and you don't let a little stress faze you at all. You have great techniques for managing stress, and others could learn a lot from you!

Very Well