Your Stress Resilience Quotient (SRQ)


You can make yourself more stress resilient by improving your health behaviors, modifying your lifestyle, and building up your financial, social, personal & spiritual resources for coping with stress.
Indicate how often each of these statements is true of you. 1 is for NEVER, 5 is for ALWAYS. 2, 3 and 4 are in between. Be sure to answer every item.

 
1 = Never    5 = Always

How Often?
1 2 3 4 5
I eat at least one hot, balanced meal per day.
I get 7-8 hours of sleep at least 4 nights per week.
I give and receive affection regularly.
I have at least one relative within 50 miles on whom I can rely.
I exercise to the point of perspiration at least twice per week.
I avoid tobacco use (cigarettes, pipe, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco).
I consume fewer than 5 alcoholic drinks per week.
I am the appropriate weight for my height.
I have an income adequate to meet basic expenses.
I get strength from my religious beliefs.
I regularly attend club or social activities.
I have a network of friends and acquaintances.
I have one or more friends to confide in about personal matters.
I am in good health (including eyesight, hearing, teeth).
I am able to speak openly about my feelings when angry or worried.
I have regular conversations with the people I live with about
domestic problems, e.g. chores, money, and daily living issues.
I do something for fun at least once a week.
I am able to organize my time effectively.
I drink fewer than 3 cups of coffee (or tea or cola drinks) per day.
I take quiet time for myself during the day.
I have an optimistic outlook on life.
I am able to forgive old hurts, embarrassments, and insults.