The Worn-Out Woman Quiz
The Quiz below will help you "take the temperature" of your life when it comes to stressful overload. Read through the list carefully, and check off each item you have experienced carefully, and check off each item you have experienced more than once in the past week.
Add up your check marks for a quick assessment of how worn out you are right now, and evaluate your "score" according to the key at the end of the quiz.
You get irritable or impatient over little things.
You have a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep.
You seem overly emotional.
Your body sometimes feels so wound up that you can't relax.
You think, If I can just get through this, then I'm going to do some of the things I really want to do.
You get frustrated at how forgetful you are.
You are easily distracted, even from things you enjoy.
Your friends say you are moody.
You run out of energy before your day is done.
You find it hard to make definite decisions or to stick to them once they are made.
You get fed up when things take longer than you plan.
You find yourself eating when you really aren't hungry.
You avoid spending time with family or friends because they just take too much energy.
You feel like nothing sounds fun or exciting.
You enjoy the adrenaline rush of last-minute deadlines.
You are not working up to your normal ability.
You find that worry distracts you from reaching your goals.
You have trouble delegating tasks because you think you can do them better.
If you checked... Your stress level is probably...
1-6 Mild to moderate—be careful.
7-12 Serious—may need to make some changes.
13-18 Severe—get help now!