Start the Quick Stress Test

Review the following list of stressors and answer yes or no for whether you have experienced each one in the past 12 months. Your results will be presented as part of a score range and will give you an indication of your stress load.


1. Death of a spouse

2. Divorce

3. Marital separation

4. Death of a close family member

5. Death of a close friend

6. Marriage

7. Fired at work

8. Change in family member's health

9. Pregnancy

10. Difficultly being intimate with those close to you

11. Addition to the family

12. Significant positive or negative change in financial status

13. Foreclosure of a mortgage or loan

14. Change in work responsibilities

15. Outstanding personal achievement

16. Change in living conditions

17. Change in residence

18. Change in eating habits

19. Vacation

20. Holiday (significant to you)

21. Marital reconciliation

22. Change in number of arguments with spouse or significant other

23. Obtaining significant mortgage or loan

24. Trouble with boss

25. Change in recreational habits

26. Change in social activities

27. Change in sleeping habits

28. Personal injury or illness

29. Son or daughter leaving home

30. Trouble with in-laws


About This Quick Stress Test

Life is filled with what are called “stressors” which can weigh on different people differently. Stress management starts with understanding how much stress you are experiencing.

Stress can weaken your immune system, rob you of health, zap your energy, and negatively affect your interactions. If stress is not managed, the end result is burnout. You may FEEL stressed, yet not experiencing many stressors. OR, you can NOT feel stressed yet have a ton of stressors piled up on you. This quick stress test will measure objectively how much stress you are under – no matter how you feel.

Don’t miss our free Burnout Assessment to review your burn out level.

Disclaimer: This test is not intended to diagnose or treat stress or its effects. Use this test as a reliable indicator, but consult your medical or mental health care professional for diagnosis and treatment. This is a self-test instrument to guide you on your journey of self-help.

Additional Resources

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