Are You A Worrier?
Our world is in the midst of an emotional meltdown. As a psychiatrist, I’ve seen that many people are addicted to the adrenaline rush of anxiety, known as the “fight or flight” response, and they don’t know how to defuse it. An example of this is obsessively watching the news about natural disasters, trauma, economic stress and violence, and then not being able to turn bad news off. Also, people are prone to “techno-despair” — a term I coined in my book, “Emotional Freedom.” This is a state of high anxiety that results from information overload and Internet addiction. Being addicted to worry can lead to insomnia, nightmares, restless sleep and ongoing angst. Take this quiz to determine the role that worry is playing in your life.
|1. Do I worry about many things every day?||Yes||No|
|2. Do I make problems larger, not smaller?||Yes||No|
|3. Do I worry about things that no one around me worries about?||Yes||No|
|4. Do I worry even during happy times?||Yes||No|
|5. Do I find I can’t stop worrying, though I try?||Yes||No|
|6. When one worry is solved, do I immediately focus on another?||Yes||No|
How to interpret this quiz
- If you had 0 to 1 yeses – You are more warrior than worrier!
- If you had 2 to 3 yeses – Worry plays a moderate role in your life.
- If you had 4 to 5 yeses – Worry plays a large role in your life.
- If you had 6 yeses – Worry plays a very large role in your life.
This quiz is excerpted from Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff MD
(Learn more about transforming worry with inner calm in Chapter 9)