Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ten Signs of a Big Worrier

For now, please, take a look in this list and do your own check-up. Watch this space for more info about worries and what does it have to do with this great Day of Decision ahead of us!

Ten Signs of a Big Worrier

1. You find you spend much more time in useless, non-constructive worry than other people you know.

2. People around you comment on how much of a worrier you are.

3. You feel that it is bad luck or tempting fate not to worry.

4. Worry interferes with your work – you miss opportunities, fail to make decisions, perform at lower than optimal level.

5. Worry interferes with your close relationships – your spouse and/or friends sometimes complain that your worrying is a drain on their energy and patience.

6. You know that many of your worries are unrealistic or exaggerated, yet you cannot seem to control them.

7. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed by worry and even experience physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness or trembling.

8. You feel a chronic need for reassurance even when everything is fine

9. You feel an exaggerated fear of certain situations that other people seem to handle with little difficulty.

10. Your parents or grandparents were known as great worriers, or they suffered from an anxiety disorder.

Search me O God and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me. And lead me in the way everlasting

(Psalm 139: 23-24)

Source: Dr Hallowell

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