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Anxiety Is Your Friend

You appear to have a healthy level of anxiety in your life. What does that mean? Worry and anxiety can be useful emtions in that they alert us to when something isn't right in our lives, and inspire us to make changes; however, excessive levels of anxiety can be harmful and counterproductive. You appear to allow anxiety and worry to do their job--inspire you to make healthy changes when necesssary--but not cause undue stress. Good for you!

For the times that you do experience anxiety that hurts, rather than helps, the following resources can help you to better understand anxiety, stress, and anxiety disorders:

  • How To Deal With Fears, Worry and Anxiety in Four Simple Steps: This article explains a little about the positive and negative aspects of anxiety, and how to reduce your levels of anxiety and stress so you can enjoy life more.
  • Mental and Emotional Stress Are you causing yourself undue stress with your thought patterns and reactions to stress? This article examines Type A personality traits, negative self talk, pessimism, and other ways we cause ourselves excessive mental and emotional stress and anxiety.
  • Coping With Crises and Difficult Situations This section of the Stress Management site includes resources for dealing with various anxiety- and stress-inducing situations with greater ease.
  • What Is An Anxiety Disorder? This is a great resource from About's Panic Disorders site. It explains the different anxiety disorders and some of the criteria for diagnosing them. The site itself also has an abundance of resources and help for those who have anxiety disorders or think that they may, from somebody who's been there herself.

The following are additional resources and self tests that can help you relieve stress in your life:

More Personality Tests and Additional Stress Resources:

  • Self Test: Is Your Lifestyle Stressing You?
    A certain level of stress is inherent and necessary in a healthy lifestyle, but is the way you're living your life causing you excessive and unnecessary stress? This quiz helps you assess different areas of your life to see which minor changes can bring about a major change in your stress level. Learn to prevent stress before it happens, with this quiz!

  • The Lifestyle Balance Self Test
    Are you overscheduled and overstressed? This test helps you assess your lifestyle to see if you may be taking on too much, and supplies resources to help you restore a greater sense of balance in your life, creating a less stressed lifestyle.

  • Quiz: Are You An Optimist?
    Research shows that optimists enjoy better health, productivity, and overall life satisfaction, making an optimistic attitude a great stress reliever. However, many people believe they're optimists when they actually have a pessimistic way of seeing the world. Take this personality test to help you discover which you are, and find resources on being more of an optimist.

  • Personality Test: Are You A Perfectionist?
    Perfectionism sounds almost like a good thing, but this mode of thinking can actually cause you to be less productive, less happy and much more stressed than non-perfectionists (not to mention the people in your life)! Learn whether or not you're a perfectionist (or to what degree), and find resources for change by taking this personality test.

  • The Job Burnout Quiz
    Does your job put you at risk for burnout? Take this self test and discover how close you may be to burnout, and find resources for finding more job satisfaction and less stress at work.

  • Type A Personality Test
    Do you have a Type A Personality? Take the Type A Personality Quiz from About's Stress Management Site and see if type a personality characteristics may be causing more stress in your life. Also, find more information about type a personality and resources for dealing with type a personality characteristics in yourself and others.

  • The Assertiveness Self Test
    An assertive style of relating to others can help build strong relationships and help you get what you want in life without causing unnecessary conflict with others. Do you relate to others assertively, or do you cause unnecessary additional conflict and stress in your life with aggressive, passive or passive-aggressive styles of relating to others? Take the Assertiveness Quiz to find out!

  • The Stress and Health Quiz
    You may have already learned from this site or other sources that stress can affect your health in a negative way, but do you know exactly how? This quiz is designed to test your knowledge, pique your interest, and inform you on the connection between stress and your body.

  • Free Online Learning: A Course in Low Stress Living
    This free, ten-week e-course will help you examine the role of stress your life, and learn stress management techniques to transform your life from a source of stress to a source of joy and vitality

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