Exercise 1 – What Do You See?

Here’s a quick exercise for you. Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?

  • You dislike change. Every time you are put into a new situation, you feel restless and worried.
  • You over process information, decisions, and possibilities before acting.
  • You tend to be pessimistic about the present and future.
  • You constantly dwell into negative past experiences.
  • You worry about everything.
  • You feel awkward when someone compliments you. You also believe they don’t mean their compliments or are mocking you in some way. 
  • You are your harshest critic.

While there is no scoring system here to rate your anxiety, it does help you to understand if you are anxiety-prone or not. The more items you check, the more likely you are suffering from anxiety, depression or both.