Is the stress in your life coming from external sources or your own doing?
"It is possible to get hooked on stress — even without knowing it," says Eli Bay, stress expert and founder of The Relaxation Response Institute. "We may be praised for working nights and weekends or never turning down a task even though we're swamped. Unfortunately, when our self-worth comes from juggling stressful situations, we may ultimately create them for ourselves."
And while some stress is good, too much unmanaged stress can lead to health issues — both physical (from headaches and back pain to heart disease and weakened immune system) and emotional (anxiety and depression to name a few).
Take the quiz
So are you your own worse enemy when it comes to stress? Do you create your own drama? Are you a secret (or not-so-secret) stress addict? Take this quick 20-question yes/no quiz developed with Eli Bay to find out.