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What’s Your Stress IQ? (Quiz)

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What’s Your Stress IQ? (Quiz)

Hey worrywart: take our stress test to find out how much you know about stress and pick up tips to beat it!

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5:29AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

i got all of them right except the last one. surely that is up to the individual and their preference? i actually like 'rock' music over the crap on the radio [in the uk, so it's all pop stuff or 80's cheese] and most of my music collection is 'rock', so for me, all 3 can be de-stressors

6:31PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Definitely too easy.

6:30PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Definitely too easy.

5:07PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Yes, I'm a worrywart... gardening is my stress release method.

11:09AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Thanks

12:01PM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

A lot of these things don't help people with stress not to have that problem. Really, stress can make you fat -- this factoid is going to help people who are either stressed out or overweight have less stress? How to be able to handle stress is more to the point of helping.

8:39AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

thanks. this was too easy

11:31AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

My stress is mostly from the home environment, which is very real but is nothing I can do about it. I've only very recently learnt to slide it aside as much as I can and hopefully that will become better too, as I get more practiced.
Being verbal, and also being quite often a tension that's between others in the home that stresses me, I guess it is easier to handle than if it were physical.
As soon as I can, sometimes just turning my back, I put my hands out flat, horizontally in front of me but without stretching my arms out, and in a smooth, almost sweeping motion, I move them to each side as if smoothing out a tablecloth from the centre. I think I automatically breath out deeply at the same time and my shoulders relax too. It just kind of smooths it all out, pushes it aside and then the cognitive side seems to kick in easier too at that crucial moment. I find I can walk away much calmer instead of seething inwardly and 'biting' back and then worrying about doing that!
Perhaps I should explain that the main offender here has depression (yes, being treated and much better than they were) and I know it's normal for them to take it out on their loved ones, BUT, it's still not easy to accept and is hard not to be hurt and stressed by it.
Probably writing this down is good for me too. It might even help someone else.

11:13AM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

W odpowiedziach wypadłam dobrze, gorzej radzę sobie ze stresem, największym stresorem jest praca.

9:49PM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

jazz and bluegrass lower stress? interesting

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Prefer nothing, thank you

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