What’s Your Worry Score?

chronic worrierFreedom from worry brings you a host of benefits. According to Dr. Amit (UH Mit) Sood, Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, because people who worry less have better physical health, they experience lower risks of stroke or heart disease, and higher overall survival rates. They also have better emotional health, less depression, more harmonious relationships, and are well equipped to solve life’s problems. Good news, aye?

Worry Less Now Quiz

Listen to each statement, decide if it’s true for you; and, if it is, add 1 to your score. It might help to keep your score on your fingers.
1. When I tune into what I’m thinking, I am usually remembering something about the
past rather than focusing on what’s going on right now
2. When I tune into what I’m thinking, I am usually pondering something in the future
rather than focusing on what’s going on right now.
3. I often find myself wishing things were different.
4. I wish I could take better care of my own needs–for example, exercise, rest, nutrition,
social support.
5. When I’m struggling with a situation in my life, I tell the story about it over and over.
6. I often clench my teeth or feel tension in my shoulders, stomach, or neck.
7. I wish I could worry less about my own health.
8. I wish I could worry less about my loved ones
9. I wish I could worry less about what others think about me.
10. I wish I could worry less about my finances.
11. I wish I could worry less about world events.
12. I wish I could worry less about my past.  mistakes.
13. I am hesitating to pursue a dream I’ve had for a while.
14. I often put others’ needs ahead of my own.

Determine Your “Worry Score”

Now go and add the positive responses together.
 Between 11 and 14, you definitely need to find new ways to attain
peace of mind and happiness.
 Between 7 and 10, you could use some new techniques to help you
worry less.
 Between 0 and 6, you probably have strategies that already work well
for you (or you might be in denial).
Don’t worry if your score seems high. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost one in five Americans struggle with worry and non-severe anxiety.
Learn 50 powerful strategies to dissolve your worries so you can be happy, joyous and free to pursue your dreams.  You can find this award-winning book by visiting Amazon and clicking on 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

Gigi Langer, PhD 

50 Ways to Worry Less Now
Winner: 2018 Indie Excellence Award
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A Little about the author: Gigi Langer is an award-winning author, a woman with 30 years of practicing recovery programs. She holds a  PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University. As a professor at Eastern Michigan University, she has won several awards for teaching, and (as Georgea M. Langer) co-authored books and articles for educators. Find out more about “50 Ways to Not Worry” and Ms. Langer by visiting her website at www.gigilanger.com.
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