Some people operate in highly stressful environments or have been beset by highly stressful life events, and yet seem to have very well-developed coping skills. We call this their “stress fitness.” For you, the difference between being more susceptible to stress-related concerns and being able to “handle” things as they come your way may be indicated by your responses on this “stress fitness questionnaire.”
If your score is between 0 and 16, your stress fitness is very low and you are at a much greater risk for stress-related problems. I would suggest that you prioritize the items on this questionnaire and begin to address them in ways that can result in some positive change in your life as soon as possible. A score in this range is an indication that you are at much greater risk for being debilitated by a major stressful event.
If your score is between 17 and 32, your stress fitness is in the moderate range. You may be less likely to be debilitated by the stress of a crisis event that may come along; however, you also likely have some areas for potential growth that, if addressed, would provide you with even greater protection against that eventuality. Look at any item that you scored as a 0, 1, or 2, and take steps to make improvements in those areas.
If your score is between 33 and 48, your stress fitness is high, and you have a greater chance of successfully resisting the debilitating effects of a traumatic event should one occur. You still may have some areas in which improvement can be made in your stress fitness, so take a look at any item that you scored as a 0, 1, or 2, and take steps to make improvements in those areas.
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