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Is anxiety controlling your life? Take our test and find out!

Is anxiety controlling you life

Are you concerned that your worries are out of control? Perhaps you think that you worry excessively? What is the difference between an anxiety disorder, normal anxiety, and simply being worried? Everyone will experience worry from time to time. This can be when you have a financial difficulty, or you’re at risk of losing your job, or when you have to do something that is outside your comfort zone. Worrying about these things is completely normal. So how do you know that anxiety has taken over and is controlling your life? Take out test to find out.

Take our anxiety test

1. How many of these symptoms do you experience on a regular basis?

  • You feel worried about big things (such as finances, job security, relationships).
  • You feel worried about small things (something you said, a phone call you have to make).
  • You are suffering with fatigue or exhaustion.
  • Your worries prevent you from doing normal everyday activities.
  • Your worries have been going on for months.
  • You have trouble getting to sleep.
  • You have trouble staying asleep.
  • You have trouble getting back to sleep when you wake up.
  • You wake up very early.
  • You toss and turn and worry all night.
  • Your mind is constantly racing and you can’t slow it down.

If you recognize these symptoms you may have a generalised anxiety disorder.

2. Irrational fears

  • Is your anxiety linked to something specific – such as flying, crowds, animals?
  • Does your worrying become out of control in specific situations?
  • Do you panic?
  • Do you struggle to breathe?
  • Do you feel your worrying is out of proportion to the situation?

If you recognise these symptoms you may have a phobia, which is a type of anxiety disorder.

3. Tension

  • Do you find you clench your jaw, or ball your fists?
  • Do you often flex the muscles throughout your body?

If you do, you may have muscle-tension which accompanies anxiety disorders. You may have stopped noticing it, if you’ve had it for a long time.

4. Do you have any physical symptoms?

  • Do you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
  • Do you suffer with frequent diarrhoea?

Your gut is very susceptible to psychological stress, and chronic bowel complaints are often a sign of anxiety.

5. In public

  • Do you have severe nerves before addressing people?
  • Do you fear any public event for weeks beforehand?
  • Do you dwell on your ‘performance’ for a long time afterwards?
  • Do you have it when you feel judged?
  • Do you hate attending parties because you don’t feel comfortable making small talk?
  • Do you tremble, sweat or blush easily?

If you recognise these symptoms you may have social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia.

6. Are you prone to panic?

  • Do you get a sudden onset of fear and helplessness that lasts for several minutes?
  • Do you then have problems breathing?
  • Is your panic accompanied by a thumping heart, sweating or weakness?
  • Do you become weak or dizzy?

Not everyone who has a panic attack has an anxiety disorder, but if you have a few of them, it is likely you have an anxiety disorder.

7. Reliving a moment

  • Do you have a tendency to relive a moment in time such as a disturbing or traumatic event, the sudden death of a loved one?
  • Do you avoid places, people or things that bring back certain memories?

If so, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which shares some features with anxiety disorders.

8. Perfectionism

  • Are you finicky, pedantic or a nit-picker?
  • Does everything always have to be just so?
  • Do you constantly judge yourself?
  • Do you beat yourself up if you make mistakes?
  • Do you find it difficult to forget your mistakes?

If you do constantly judge yourself, if you worry about ‘failing’ before you even do anything, then you probably have an anxiety disorder.

9. Other indicators of anxiety

  • Are you generally impatient?
  • Do you sometimes fear you are going crazy?
  • Do you often feel overwhelmed or that life is too much for you?
  • Do you say yes when you'd rather say no?
  • Is your self-esteem high or low?

If you are worried

It can be difficult to tell whether your everyday worries have crossed a line and become more serious. As you have seen, anxiety comes in many different forms. If you are unsure, you should speak to a professional.

Created by Tom Vermeersch

Tom Vermeersch

Tom Vermeersch is a certified Psychologist and Bach flower expert with more than 30 years of experience.

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Is anxiety controlling your life? Take our test and find out!

Is anxiety controlling your life? Take our test and find out!
Is anxiety controlling you life

Are you concerned that your worries are out of control? Perhaps you think that you worry excessively? What is the difference between an anxiety disorder, normal anxiety, and simply being worried? Everyone will experience worry from time to time. This can be when you have a financial difficulty, or you’re at risk of losing your job, or when you have to do something that is outside your comfort zone. Worrying about these things is completely normal. So how do you know that anxiety has taken over and is controlling your life? Take out test to find out.

Take our anxiety test

1. How many of these symptoms do you experience on a regular basis?

  • You feel worried about big things (such as finances, job security, relationships).
  • You feel worried about small things (something you said, a phone call you have to make).
  • You are suffering with fatigue or exhaustion.
  • Your worries prevent you from doing normal everyday activities.
  • Your worries have been going on for months.
  • You have trouble getting to sleep.
  • You have trouble staying asleep.
  • You have trouble getting back to sleep when you wake up.
  • You wake up very early.
  • You toss and turn and worry all night.
  • Your mind is constantly racing and you can’t slow it down.

If you recognize these symptoms you may have a generalised anxiety disorder.

2. Irrational fears

  • Is your anxiety linked to something specific – such as flying, crowds, animals?
  • Does your worrying become out of control in specific situations?
  • Do you panic?
  • Do you struggle to breathe?
  • Do you feel your worrying is out of proportion to the situation?

If you recognise these symptoms you may have a phobia, which is a type of anxiety disorder.

3. Tension

  • Do you find you clench your jaw, or ball your fists?
  • Do you often flex the muscles throughout your body?

If you do, you may have muscle-tension which accompanies anxiety disorders. You may have stopped noticing it, if you’ve had it for a long time.

4. Do you have any physical symptoms?

  • Do you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
  • Do you suffer with frequent diarrhoea?

Your gut is very susceptible to psychological stress, and chronic bowel complaints are often a sign of anxiety.

5. In public

  • Do you have severe nerves before addressing people?
  • Do you fear any public event for weeks beforehand?
  • Do you dwell on your ‘performance’ for a long time afterwards?
  • Do you have it when you feel judged?
  • Do you hate attending parties because you don’t feel comfortable making small talk?
  • Do you tremble, sweat or blush easily?

If you recognise these symptoms you may have social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia.

6. Are you prone to panic?

  • Do you get a sudden onset of fear and helplessness that lasts for several minutes?
  • Do you then have problems breathing?
  • Is your panic accompanied by a thumping heart, sweating or weakness?
  • Do you become weak or dizzy?

Not everyone who has a panic attack has an anxiety disorder, but if you have a few of them, it is likely you have an anxiety disorder.

7. Reliving a moment

  • Do you have a tendency to relive a moment in time such as a disturbing or traumatic event, the sudden death of a loved one?
  • Do you avoid places, people or things that bring back certain memories?

If so, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which shares some features with anxiety disorders.

8. Perfectionism

  • Are you finicky, pedantic or a nit-picker?
  • Does everything always have to be just so?
  • Do you constantly judge yourself?
  • Do you beat yourself up if you make mistakes?
  • Do you find it difficult to forget your mistakes?

If you do constantly judge yourself, if you worry about ‘failing’ before you even do anything, then you probably have an anxiety disorder.

9. Other indicators of anxiety

  • Are you generally impatient?
  • Do you sometimes fear you are going crazy?
  • Do you often feel overwhelmed or that life is too much for you?
  • Do you say yes when you'd rather say no?
  • Is your self-esteem high or low?

If you are worried

It can be difficult to tell whether your everyday worries have crossed a line and become more serious. As you have seen, anxiety comes in many different forms. If you are unsure, you should speak to a professional.




Bach flowers mix 85: Anxiety

Bach flowers mix 85 helps to:

  • Overcome every-day fears 
  • Avoid panic attacks 
  • Give trust and take undefined fears away 
  • No longer be worried and anxious about your child, partner, friends, etc 
  • Take on challenges and make decisions again 
Discover how Bach flowers mix 85 can help you
Marie Pure

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Read the complete article

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Do you always feel that everything’s always going wrong? Find out how to stop this cycle of bad thoughts in its tracks. When you think positively, things will start to appear positive and you will eventually feel more positive and optimistic.

Read the complete article

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Read the complete article

Do you 'Musturbate' too much

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Do you suffer from a disorder known as "musturbation"? This term was first coined in the 1950s by psychotherapist Albert Ellis and described the way a negative inner voice rules our minds and bludgeons us with words such as "must", "should", and "ought".

Read the complete article

How to prove your value

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Feel like everyone takes you for granted? Whether it's working late to prepare a presentation or cooking a special birthday meal for your partner, it's nice to be appreciated when you've made an extra effort. And if it seems as if people don't notice, you might feel as if no one values you.

Read the complete article

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Being happy is something everybody strives for, but unfortunately there are a lot of people who go through life unhappily. A lot of people take life how it is.

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