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Are You Suffering From Stress?
The following test had been devised by Prof Cary Cooper, behavioral psychologist at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, to help people discover whether they are trapped in work-dominated lives and suffering from stress. For each question answer frequently (3), sometimes (2), rarely (1) or never (0):
|1||Do you find it difficult to relax and go to sleep at night because you are thinking about work?|
|2||Do you wake up early in the morning thinking about what has to be done during the day?|
|3||Are you one of the last to leave the office?|
|4||Do you contact colleagues outside working hours to discuss work?|
|5||Do you take work home in the evenings?|
|6||Do you take work home at the weekends?|
|7||Do you miss lunch during the working week?|
|8||Do you give your home telephone number to work-related contacts?.|
|9||Are you impatient with your spouse, partner or family because you are distracted by work?|
|10||Are you annoyed by domestic activities (e.g. having to take children to school) which take you away from work?|
|11||Do you find you are only just recovering from the working week by Sunday?|
|12||Do you find it difficult to relax during the first few days of a holiday?|
|13||Are you eager to go back to work after a holiday?|
|14||When traveling to and from work do you fail to remember the journey because you are absorbed in your work?|
|15||Do you find you discuss work in most social situations (e.g. dinner parties)?|
|16||Is physical exercise the activity of last resort?|
|17||Do you find that you are not really listening to people but thinking about what you need to do next in your job?|
|18||Do you feel that you are constantly under pressure and in a rush?|
|19||Do you get impatient with your work colleagues who do not take work as seriously as you?|
|20||Do you need to have your achievements and successes recognised by others?|
HOW DID YOU SCORE?
Excellent. You have high degree of self-esteem and identity and have a healthy control over your work life.
Fair. Your life is moderately work-dominated but be careful. Look at the question to which you answered frequently. Do you have an impatient personality? Is work spilling into your home life? Modify your behaviour accordingly.
Poor. You live a work-dominated life and are displaying behaviour which can damage your relationships outside your job. Be more assertive and control the time boundaries between home and work. Maintain a proper diet and recuperate with regular exercise. Break the circle of stress before it causes more serious problems.
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