How High Are Your Anxiety Levels?

 

 

Anxiety is one of the most common disorders of the modern-day world. While most people will feel it at some point in their life it could prove troublesome for many. This is the reason why we are still seeing a spike in many of the mental health issues around the planet. It is found that some people are just better wired to handle anxiety. It often gets worse for those who cannot handle it properly.

There are many symptoms of anxiety. A few of them are:

1.Social Anxiety Disorder

2.Panic Disorder

3.Phobias

4.Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

There are many people who have a chronic anxiety disorder. It is also often called as Generalized Anxiety Disorder. It causes you to feel anxious about more than one situation rather than a particular situation. They are almost always anxious and just can’t spend a day without being anxious.

The exact cause of such anxiety disorders are still not known but there are a few researches which point out to a few reasons:

1.There may be an imbalance in the brain chemicals like serotonin and noradrenaline, which are involved in the control and regulation of mood.

2.A lot also depends on the history of the victim. It might happen that there can be domestic violence, sexual harassment or bullying.

3.As I have mentioned it previously that if your close relatives suffer from any kind of anxiety-realted disorders then you are also likely to suffer from it.

While there are many other causes to it but you get the general idea from the aforementioned ones. It is also important to know that women are more likely to develop this kind of disorder. It is quite common and 5-10% of people suffer from it. There are many different things which needs to be considered when it comes to anxiety related issues.

I will like to point out that this quiz is created for fun and must not be taken as a medical diagnosis. Share down your thoughts on this issue in the comments section below.

“After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn’t bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it’s a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it’s sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we’re doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie Ten Boom

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”
― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

“I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

“Life is like a game of chess.
To win you have to make a move.
Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT
and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are
acculated along the way.

We become each and every piece within the game called life!”
― Allan Rufus, The Master’s Sacred Knowledge

“Feelings don’t try to kill you, even the painful ones. Anxiety is a feeling grown too large. A feeling grown aggressive and dangerous. You’re responsible for its consequences, you’re responsible for treating it. But…you’re not responsible for causing it. You’re not morally at fault for it. No more than you would be for a tumor.”
― Patrick Ness, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    How often do you find yourself becoming stressed over trivial things?

    • All the time
    • Every now and then
    • Almost never
  • Question of

    Do you ever feel so overwhelmed that you experience difficulty breathing?

    • Yes almost daily
    • Only if I’m very stressed
    • This never happens to me
  • Question of

    When feeling overwhelmed, I talk about my feelings to……..

    • A close friend
    • A family member
    • A therapist or counselor
    • My significant other
    • I don’t talk to anyone
    • Other
  • Question of

    To de-stress or calm down, I most like to…….

    • Read
    • Talk to a friend
    • Meditate
    • Take a warm bath
    • I don’t know how to calm down
  • Question of

    Has anyone ever accused you of overreacting to a situation?

    • More than once
    • Once or twice
    • Not that I can remember
    • I never overreact
  • Question of

    How patient are you?

    • I’m extremely patient
    • I’m kind of patient
    • I’m very impatient
    • It depends on the situation
  • Question of

    When in the midst of a stressful situation, I often find myself……

    • Breathing irregularly
    • Sweating a great deal
    • Having irrational thoughts
    • Thinking things through
    • Calling up a friend
    • Other
  • Question of

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how irritable are you?

    • 10
    • 7
    • 6
    • 4
    • 2
  • Question of

    Do you find it hard to self sooth or calm down when something upsets you?

    • Always
    • Sometimes
    • It depends on the situation
    • It depends on if I’m alone or not
  • Question of

    What field of work are you currently in?

    • Computers/ IT
    • Teaching
    • Healthcare
    • Business
    • Creative arts
    • Other
  • Question of

    1. Your teacher asks you to read a piece of written work in assembly. How do you feel about this?

    • Completely sick. You worry about it all week and can’t sleep or eat anything.
    • Eesh, scary but it’ll be fine. It’s no big deal and you just do lots of prep.
    • A little bit nervous. Public speaking is always scary.
    • Pretty panicky. You tell your mum or dad how worried you feel and have a cry.
  • Question of

    2. You’re paired for a science project with a new girl in your class. Does this make you feel anxious?

    • Nope, it’s great – a new girl is just a friend you haven’t met yet ayyeee.
    • Kinda annoyed – you’d much rather do the project with a pal please.
    • Yes – so anxious and full of worry that you have to leave the room. You avoid doing the project by being ‘off sick’ that day.
    • A bit uncomfortable – talking to strangers isn’t your strong point, and what if she doesn’t like you?
  • Question of

    3. Your dad sends you out to buy some stamps from the post office but you’ve never been there before. Is this a worry for you?

    • Yes, it’s nerve-wracking. You get clammy palms and butterflies while you’re in the queue worrying about making a fool of yourself.
    • Why would it be a worry? And anyway, they sell loads of great stationery to keep you occupied.
    • It feels a bit weird. You find yourself rehearsing the words in your head so you don’t fluff it up.
    • Yes, so bad that you have a panic attack outside the post office. You end up going home and shutting yourself in your room.
  • Question of

    4. Your friend announces she now has a boyfriend. Hmm, what’s your first reaction?

    • WAHEY good for her – and hopefully he’ll have really cute friends for you to nab.
    • You get tearful and run off, refusing to speak to her. Then worry she’s going to hate you for it, and have a meltdown the next time you see her.
    • Massively jealous. Whyyy does she always get everything before you.
    • Scared you’ll never see your friend again. You try not to overreact, but it’s all you can think about for the next week.
  • Question of

    Your mum has forgotten to sign that form you needed, and you’re stressing. What do you do?

    • Forge your mum’s signature obvs, no biggie.
    • You worry about it silently all day, and then get into trouble for not handing it in.
    • You can’t think about anything else, fret yourself sick about the consequences and make up a reason to not go to school at all.
    • Stand by the staff room door and blurt it out to your teacher in a bit of a panic.

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