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Rumination Quiz Results You May Be Prone To Rumination! (Don't Worry; There's Help)

Your answers to this quiz show that you appear to have a tendency toward rumination. You tend to think about your problems quite a bit, and the way you think about them tends to create more stress for you. For example, you may focus more on your problems than on solutions to them; you may solicit support only from those who would agree with you (limiting your exposure to new ideas that may be helpful); you may focus more on perceived injustices in a situation rather than the benefits you may find in them.

You may find some significant benefits in the following resources.

How Rumination Affects Your Life
When your mind just won't let go of a stressful situation, it prolongs your experience of stress and robs you of pleasure in the present moment. And that's not all! Learn about the various ways rumination affects you physically and emotionally.

Tips for Letting Go of Stress and Anger
Ready to let go of anger and stress, but aren't sure how? Here are some proven techniques that can ease you through the process.

How Can I Clear My Mind?
I frequently see this question from readers. Here's a response that works.

Poll: Do You Ruminate About What Stresses You?
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