You have been learning how to assess your stresses and are now dealing with them so it is time to assess your progress.
One way of assessing that is to repeat the questionnaire you completed toward the end of the ‘Getting Started’ module and to observe how your understanding, attitude, behaviour and skills have developed. As always this is anonymous.
It is for your benefit primarily but hopefully you will be willing to share some aspects of your assessment for the benefit and encouragement of others, including the author of this website. Please start by clicking on the button below.
(Disclaimer: Please note that this assessment is not a clinical diagnostic instrument and is provided for educational purposes. It merely examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of staying balanced and preventing burnout. If you have any concerns about your state of emotional health, you should consult a doctor.)
When you have done that refer to your saved copy of the assessment (advice about this is given at the end of the questionnaire.) Count your total score and compare it with the following interpretation guidelines.
0-39: A score in this range suggests that your self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies may be poor, and that you could probably benefit from developing a plan to change your lifestyle and improve your self-care.
40-84: A score in this range suggests that your self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies may be average, and that you could possibly benefit from developing a plan to improve your self-care, especially if you have more than average stress.
85-119: A score in this range suggests that you may have good self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies in place, but could benefit from preparing for times of high stress by adding some additional practices.
120-140: A score in this range suggests that you may have good self-care skills and lifestyle balance strategies in place for building resilience.
Please spend some time now reflecting on your progress. Much of what you need to do in learning to control your stresses is about changing your life habits and learning new skills and attitudes that then get incorporated into your life as new habits. And all that is notoriously difficult!
Compare your answers and your score with your first self-assessment.
What changes have you actually introduced, whatever you intended after the first self-assessment?
What further changes are you going to make?
Report the following at the next Response Button.
What is your score?
How does it compare to your first self-assessment?
What further changes in your life will you now introduce?
What have you learned about yourself while completing this questionnaire?
What changes in your life will you now introduce?
Here is another opportunity to share what you are discovering. All such responses are voluntary and anonymous. Having to express yourself in this response helps your reflection and the information will go towards improving the website.
This questionnaire is based on a tool developed by the Headington Institute which is a free on-line training centre that was established in order to provide support for humanitarian relief and emergency response personnel worldwide. Check them out at http://www.headington-institute.org/.