Are You in Control of Your Worrying?

By , By Madelyn Perez, of Woman's Day

Test your knowledge about the causes and effects of worrying so you can learn how to better cope with everyday stress.

  1. Men tend to worry more than women.
  • True
  • False

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Do you tend to worry a lot? How do you try to stay in control of your worrying? How did you do on the quiz?

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10/10 but I worry about how much I worry.... hmmm Report
6 out of 10 - well it's official I am a worrier, but the survey said that I am more aware and informed to be able to cope with the worrying. I am changing my attitude so that I can cope with the situations that I can control and try to adjust to the situations that I cannot control. C'est la vie. Report
9/10 but I still worry a lot. Report
9 out of 10. Not too bad. I try to place all my worries in God's hands. When I forget, I often will get a reminder. And thinking about my worries in a positive light always seems to help. Report
Indeed, worry can cause health problems. The "expert doctor" gives significant solutions-- however, not a mention of how faith in God, and trust in God--can reduce worry and stress. For people of faith (like Papa- John) there is great peace. My neighbor years ago said to me, "I don't worry; I give my worries to God"-- Learn to pray the "Serenity Prayer"-- and avoid the ills of stress on your body and mind. It might not be a 100 percent cure, but my neighbor's "lesson" often comes to my mind. I try to give my worries to HIM. Report
i work really hard at not worrying because my dad used to always tell us, ain't no sense in worrying about stuff--especially that over which we have no control. Report
10/10, but I worry all the time. I need to work on this! Report
I had a Virgo friend who took the test for "The Highly Sensitive Person" and he scored 19 out of 20. I took the test as a Libra and I scored 1 out of 20. He said to me "You never worry about anything and I worry about everything." I just laughed since he was right. My mother was a worrier and I told myself growing up that I'd never be one. Like Wayne Dyer says "Worry never solved anything." Report
10 of 10 Report
10/10 did better than I thought I would. Report
I tend to worry a lot, so I try to distract myself or find a solution to the problem. I got 9 out of 10 correct in the quiz. Report
My stress management classes taught us when to worry and how. It's been very helpful over the years. Now I try to figure out how I am going to react to a situation; if there isn't anything I can do about it, then I just let life happen. Report
10 for 10. I sometimes do worry TOO much but I know when I'm doing it. I do hold onto Scriptures as Neverornow quoted.

Worrying never helps. Thinking about what you COULD do IF this happens might be helpful--just so you know you have a plan. Report
9/10 cool cucumber :) Report
8/10 Report
9 - 10 Staying away from Negative People have helped me. I worry about what I can control and not about what I can not. Report
10 out of 10 ... a cool cucumber! =) Although I used to worry more, I have given a lot of it up because it was about things out of my control. Report
When I was a teen I seldom worried about anything because I knew God would provide. My mother convinced me that I had a mental problem because I did not worry. In my twenties, I worried about everything under the sun so much, I became a depressed mess. In my Thirties, I decided to listen to my inner self before I listened to others, and the worrying started to subside. Now, in my fourties, I listen to God through bible study, prayer, and felloship with other christians. Through faith, there is no worry. Report
9 out of 10. The last question about doing a little bit of worrying. I said if I answer it according to the Bible, I should say false and if I answer it according to the popular view, I would say true. Oh well. Still not bad :) Report
A long time ago, I read a book called Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. I took their advice to heart. Way back when, I used to worry about things that I didn't have any control over. Once I realized that I couldn't control the outcome of a particular situation, I learned to go with the flow and let whatever happen, happen.

I became a much calmer and relaxed person when I "stopped sweating the small stuff".
8 out of 10 and they called me a Cool cucumber. I know I am a worrier, but I've learned to adjust as I get older so that it won't be all consuming and has a more positive affect to my lifestyle. Report
I scored 9 out of 10 correct. I used to worry a lot and ocassionally I still do but after after some major losses in life, I've learned not to worry about the smaller stuff because a lot of the things I used to worry about simply don't matter to me like they did when I was younger. When I do find myself worrying, I find help and comfort in prayer and in scriptures such as these...
"Be anxious about nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6, 7

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

And whatever I am going thru, I take strength in knowing that "this, too, shall pass".

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