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Balancing Strategies - Stage of Life

As we progress through life each stage is accompanied by its own unique stress sources. Indicate your stage by entering the number corresponding to the appropriate response.

Under 18    18-25    25-45    45-65    over 65
Living arrangements
Alone    Family    Non-family group housing (dorm, apartment, etc.)
Male    Female
Work in the home    Work outside the home    Unemployed
College student    Not a college student

Stress Balancing Strategies

Indicate the word that describes the degree to which each statement is true.
I have a supportive family.
I have a network of friends and acquaintances.
I have one or more friends with whom I can share personal matters.
I give and receive affection regularly.
I am able to speak openly about my feelings when angry or worried.
I take time to discuss domestic problems such as chores, money, daily-living issues.
I belong to social activity group that meets regularly (other than my family).
I get strength from my spiritual beliefs.
I have adequate income to meet my basic expenses.
I practice time management techniques.
I actively pursue a hobby.
I do something I really enjoy which is `just for me’ during the course of an average week.
There is a place in my environment where I can go to relax and/or be by myself.
I am in good health (including eyesight, hearing, teeth)
I choose foods that are low in fat, sugar, and salt.
I use medication or chemical substances (including alcohol) to help me sleep.
I use medication or chemical substances (including alcohol) to reduce my anxiety or just calm me down.
I practice some form of `deep relaxation', such as yoga, meditation, imagery, autogenics, progressive, etc.
I exercise to the point of perspiration.
In a typical week, the number of nights I get sufficient sleep to wake up refreshed is.
Considering my height, bone structure, and muscle mass, my body weight is this many pounds above or below my recommended weight.
With regard to cigarettes, I smoke.
With regard to other forms of tobacco consumption my daily use of noncigarette tobacco (cigars, pipe, chewing tobacco, snuff).
My alcohol consumption in drinks per week (1 drink = 1 beer, 1 glass of wine, 1 mixed drink).
My daily consumption of caffeine beverages (coffee, tea, cola).

More Information

If you would like to learn some additional stress balancing skills, check which areas below you would be interested in learning about.

Alternatives to Drugs/Medication
Caffeine Reduction
Communication and Emotional Expression
Fat Control
Financial Management
Good Nutrition
Physical Fitness
Relaxation Techniques
Responsible Alcohol Drinking
Self-Responsibility for Health
Relationships and Social Support Networks
Sleeping Hints
Smoking Cessation
Spiritual Strength
Time Management