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Are You Worrying Too Much?

Take this short quiz and rate the following True or False.

  1. I identify myself as a worrier.
  2. I often notice that I’m thinking too much.
  3. I enjoy what I’m thinking more often than not.
  4. I could feel much better if only I knew how to shut off my mind.
  5. I can get myself off of disturbing trains of thought and onto pleasant things.
  6. Sometimes I drive myself crazy.
  7. Thoughts and images often occur to me that really disturb me.
  8. I really don’t spend much time over-thinking.

(See Scoring Key at the bottom of the page)

What is a “WorryBuster”?

  1. Someone who’s developed the skills to turn aside unhealthy worry and gain the upper hand over anxiety.
  2. A mental strategy for turning disturbing worry aside, allowing you to distance from it, weaken worry’s grip, push through clouds of worry and rumination, and do more of what you really care about.

Master WorryBusting Skills

By becoming a worrybuster, you will truly improve your life. If you worry too much, the busy noisiness of your mind may be keeping your brain cluttered and subduing your strong, natural emotions. By overcoming unhealthy worry, worrybusters discover that they can steady their minds, regain their emotional richness, long muted beneath clouds of overthinking, and restore their self-confidence. As unhealthy worry subsides, our minds clear so that we can better engage in what we care about the most.

QUIZ SCORING KEY: Give yourself one point each for answering “true” on items 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7 and zero each for answering “true” on items 3, 5, and 8. If your total score is 3 or over, you worry too much.