Your Result: Moderate Anxiety

Thank you for taking the quiz. Please know that while this quiz may (or may not) help you assess your own anxiety, it is not a diagnostic tool. Please see below for a full disclaimer.  

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Your score suggests that your anxiety is probably having a moderate effect on your life. You may be experiencing some physical symptoms of your anxiety. You may also be dealing with some difficult thoughts and emotions. You may find that your anxiety disrupts relationships, causes trouble at work or school, and may be making it tougher than you’d like to get through your day.

Please know, you’re not alone, and you don’t have to do this alone. We can do this together. And we have some great resources to help you start feeling better right now.

Your first step is to learn more about anxiety to frame it for you.

STEP 1: Frame Your Anxiety

Your first step is to learn a little more about your anxiety to frame it for you.

LISTEN: “What is Anxiety, Really?”

 

If you're not sure where to start, listen to Episode #2 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

READ: Calm & Sense

 

To understand how fear works in the brain read:

  • Chapter 1 “The Anxious Brain” pp. 3-9

More info about the book here: Calm & Sense. See below for why it's worth it to get a copy.

READ: ONLINE

Here are 4 reliable online sources which offer a wealth of information.

READ: Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway

I highly recommend the book “Feel the Fear And Do It Anyway,” by Susan Jeffers. For me it was a real game-changer.

 

 

STEP 2: Address Physical Symptoms

For physical symptoms of anxiety, let’s connect body, mind, and breath:

 

LISTEN: “Anxiety: What’s Your Body Got to Do With It?”

Is your body often tense? Do you have physical symptoms of anxiety? Listen to Episode #13 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

LISTEN: “Just Breathe: Controlling Anxiety From the Inside Out.”

Working with the mechanics of how we breathe, let's explore ways to use that breath to relax our bodies and quiet our minds. Listen to Episode #12 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

READ: “How to Listen to Your Body and Give it What it Needs”

READ: What are the physical symptoms of anxiety?

 

Here is a great article for understanding and dealing with physical symptoms of anxiety

WATCH: Video of a Qigong exercise to ease anxiety

View on YouTube (if the player below doesn't load): https://youtu.be/ICMs7aePgwM

READ: Calm & Sense

To connect your body and your mind, read:

  • Chapter 26 “Just Breathe” pp. 139-145

  • Chapter 39 “Yoga” pp. 215-223

  • Chapter 42 “EFT” pp. 244-250

More info about the book here: Calm & Sense

While your anxiety may be moderate, it’s good to have tools at the ready for when you experience an episode or attack. Calm & Sense is designed to be a “handbook” of strategies that you can rely on to help you manage each episode of anxiety.

Get my book Calm & Sense here, it’s a $5 ebook and will help immensely.

 

Not only does it offer protection for episodes of anxiety and panic, but it’s full of strategies you can use in a more preventative, day-to-day fashion. From simple techniques to easy lifestyle changes, these strategies rely on sound psychological approaches – and you are sure to find a set of go-to methods that work for YOU!

 

STEP 3: Address Episodes of Panic

 

Even if they are infrequent, let’s give you a way to handle panic attacks.

WATCH: B.E.A.R Technique

 

Watch the video on the B.E.A.R. technique here.

Watch the video on the B.E.A.R. technique here. You can view on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/rod_TbI0b8g (if the player above doesn't load).

WATCH: Panic Video 5 - Ease a sudden sense of panic or fear

Watch this video to feel better instantly.

You can view it on my site here: https://wendyleeds.com/panic-5 (if the player above doesn't load).

READ: Anxiety/Panic Resources

WebMD offers a great list of resources that can help you deal with panic.

DOWNLOAD: Four Panic-Proofing Techniques

Download 4 of my favorite stress fighting tools to help you fend off a panic attack or elevated anxiety. Print and pin it up – or put it on the fridge.

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STEP 4: Gain Control

 

To gain control over negative thoughts and emotions, the next step is to dig deeper to find the source of your anxiety. Here are some things you can do if you’re caught up in a loop of negative thinking

 

LISTEN: “Change Your Self-Talk, Change Your Life”

Changing the way you talk to yourself can change how you experience life. Listen to Episode #9 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

LISTEN: “The Wand of Forgiveness”

Changing just a single thought about forgiveness can help you move beyond the pain of the past and into a more peaceful future. Listen to Episode #7 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

READ: Calm & Sense

To understand how your thoughts make you anxious, read:

  • Chapter 12 “What I Think is Making Me Anxious” pp. 62-68

To understand how your thinking makes you anxious, read:

  • Chapter 13 “How I Think Is Making Me Anxious, Too” pp. 69-73

To begin to change how and what you think, read:

  • Chapter 14 “Reframing” pp. 74-79

 

More info about the book here: Calm & Sense


 

 

STEP 5: Create New Habits

 

Let’s make new habits, and make them stick. To minimize disruptions to your daily life:
 

 

LISTEN: “Get Off the Perfection Hamster Wheel”

The struggle to be perfect is real. It leaves us anxious, frustrated, and exhausted, and it stops us from finishing what we start. Listen to Episode #14 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

LISTEN: “7 Steps to Living a Courageous Life”

Tips on finding the inspiration and courage to move past your fears. Listen to Episode #23 of my podcast, Anxiety Connection.

 

READ: Six Simple Habits that Defeat Anxiety

A great article on 6 habits that defeat anxiety;

 

STEP 6: Invest in Long-Term Success

Enroll in my new mini-course:

Why You're Anxious & What to Do About It: Taking Back Your Life.

It's a step by step, "hands on" set of instructions for understanding what's causing your anxiety and how to get started on the journey to deal with it.

 

No more wishing and hoping for things to improve. It's about getting to work and creating the life we really want. It includes 10 audio modules plus downloads and other resources.

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STEP 7: Seek Professional Help (if needed)


if you’re suffering or feeling overwhelmed by your fears, please reach out to a qualified, licensed mental health care professional. According to a study by David Sack, MD, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, “88 percent of therapy goers reported improvements after just one session.” Please, no more suffering!

If you’re not sure where to start, please talk to your health care provider.

Also, here are three reputable websites that you can use to connect with a therapist in your area:


 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Please know this quiz is for entertainment purposes only. It’s not meant as a diagnostic tool.

Do not use the information provided on this website (or any website, for that matter) for diagnosing or treating a mental health problem.

Also, never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read on this (or any) website.

Mental health is a serious issue, so if you are concerned at all about your mental or emotional health, contact your physician or health care provider promptly.

If you are having thoughts of harming yourself, please go here: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org