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1. Are you a “worrier”?

Yes, I especially worry about my elderly father and my 21-year-old daughter.

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list?

Yes, I can write the heck out of a list, organize a list, etc. but cannot seem to get motivated to check anything off a list...so I'm troubled all the time.

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on.

Not too much...I try to see time spent doing "nothing" or having some mindless time as down time that I will eventually catch up on later.

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!)

I don't have a dog or a small child, so no.

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”?

No.

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life?

Yes, especially when it comes to my family's situations.

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”?

Yes!!!

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing?

No. I enjoy napping too much!

9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing?

Yes, I definitely have an ADD component going on.

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night?

Yes, and I have to take a medication to help calm myself enough to drift off.

I got 6/10, so that's not TOO bad, but I do recognize where I need to make changes. Thanks for this great quiz!!!

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** One of the happiest moments ever is when you feel the courage to let go of what you can't change.

** Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.

** I CHOOSE to make the REST of my life the BEST of my life.

** Don't think too much. You'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the


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10 out of 10 no's

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8/10 'Yes'es for me. Ugh.

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Wow, this quiz was an eye opener. had lots of "yes" answers, this is a good reminder to focus on the present for sure. Thanks!

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Think could answer "NO" to almost every question some may have to be a "Sometime"
But ask me five years ago and most of the answers would have been "Yes"
My DH has alzheimers and we moved five years ago to be closer to our son and his partner
We rented a dumpster and filled it and filled our front lawn with free stuff to the joy of all the neighbors they were there in droves
Still moved plenty and have a few boxes yet to go through but have really organized and saved only what we really need and finding out we truly need very little
We are very grateful to our children and grands for helping us
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I got 8/10 yeses. So I am going to follow the link - but I will have to do it later. I really need to be getting dressed right now....heeheehee

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Ok it's the newbie's turn;

1. Are you a “worrier”?........ Yes, most of the time

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list?..... Yes

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on..... Definetly

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!) ....No small children and no pets

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”? ....No way

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life? ,,,,Most of the time

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”? ....Yes that is what I take medication for

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing?....Yes very hyper


9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing?.....Totally

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night? ...Yes, I think that is why I sleep only 3 to 4 hours

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Ok it's the newbie's turn;

1. Are you a “worrier”? Yes, sometimes

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list? not really

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on.YEP

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!) No but I get impatient with my cat. So I guess that's a "yes"

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”? not really

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life? only the clutter

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”? YEP

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing? That's what a computer is for!


9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing? I have ADD. Focus is NOT my middle name!

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night? no

If you find yourself saying “yes” to all or most of these questions, it is likely that you need to do some mental simplifying. (Most of us do.) To live in a world of mental simplicity, we can try to make an effort to stay aware of the present moment and to spend as little time as possible re-hashing the past and/or rehearsing the future. It takes practice, but little by little you will see what a difference this can make!

6/10 Well, Now we know. Talk later! HUGS Laurie














































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7 out of 10: yes lol

I don't "worry" about things, but many of the others I'm totally guilty of! Ah, this is why I joined this group!!

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Goodness almost yes to all! Need to do some decluttering of the mind! Seems worse lately! Geeze!! emoticon

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Yes to 4 out of 10. Not too bad, but could definitely be better.

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Do you think you might benefit from clearing away some mind clutter? Take this simple quiz to find out:

1. Are you a “worrier”? sometimes

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list? Yes
3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on. Yes

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!) No

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”? Yes

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life? Yes

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”? Yes

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing? No

9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing? Yes

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night? Sometimes


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Do you think you might benefit from clearing away some mind clutter? Take this simple quiz to find out:

1. Are you a “worrier”? No

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list? No

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on. Yes

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!) No

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”? Yes

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life? No

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”? Yes

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing? Yes

9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing? Yes

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night? No


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Wow! The only no i had was about the dog as I let my old gal sniff all she wants, the rest was all yes. Things from the past bother me a lot tho i try and keep from dwelling on them as know i can't change what was. Will have to try harder amd be more aware. Georgine emoticon

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Yes to 7 out of the 10! What an eye-opener! emoticon

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7/10. I wanted to answer some of them with sometimes, but figured that wouldn't be right.
I don't consider myself a worrier, but I do try to plan ahead for as much as I can. My husband and I like to have "plan B" in place or in mind just in case. We do alot of talking and planning for major purchases and expenses.


Many of us love the feeling of clearing out the clutter from our homes. But given the frantic pace of many of our lives, perhaps some mental simplifying is in order, too!

Do you think you might benefit from clearing away some mind clutter? Take this simple quiz to find out:

1. Are you a “worrier”? No

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list? Yes

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on. Yes

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!) No

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”? Yes

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life? Yes

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”? No

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing? Yes

9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing? Yes

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night? Yes

If you find yourself saying “yes” to all or most of these questions, it is likely that you need to do some mental simplifying. (Most of us do.) To live in a world of mental simplicity, we can try to make an effort to stay aware of the present moment and to spend as little time as possible re-hashing the past and/or rehearsing the future. It takes practice, but little by little you will see what a difference this can make!
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8/10 - and really bad considering I joined the team weeks ago and have just managed to do some reading on site today (and its 1 in the morning)!

Boy do I need help!!!

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I took the quiz in JUly and all were yes but the last one. I did better this time but still have too many yeses due to caretaking and worry about things, which way will they go etc. I need to work at it more obviously. Georgine

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That was enlightening and scarey! ithought I was plain uncomplicated! Not by that quiz Iam always chasing time I lie awake at night worrying and so it goes.I willl come back in a month and do the quiz again. I emoticon

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6/10

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Whoa is me---all of them. HELP!

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6/10 Ouch!

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Oh boy, I said yes to all but the last one. I have taught myself that once I am in bed i can do nothing about anything so do not waste time worrying and losing sleep. A lot of the rest comes from caretaking my mother and now my husband but I still need to cope better than I do . emoticon

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Half and half 5/10, but something could happen at any time, to change these things.

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I answered yes to 7/10. I think I'm in bad shape

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Adapted from The Lilypad List, by Marian Van Eyk McCain (Findhorn Press, 2004).

Many of us love the feeling of clearing out the clutter from our homes. But given the frantic pace of many of our lives, perhaps some mental simplifying is in order, too!

Do you think you might benefit from clearing away some mind clutter? Take this simple quiz to find out:

1. Are you a “worrier”?

2. Is your mind constantly troubled by all the things on your mental “To Do” list?

3. Do you ever chastise yourself for “wasting time,” or talk about time as if there is not enough of it to go around, as in: “Sorry, I don’t have time,” “I wish there were more time,” “Time got away from me,” etc. and so on.

4. Do you take your little child or dog for a walk and then find yourself tugging at your child’s hand or the dog’s leash and saying “Come on!” (The author has made a study of the people who walk their dogs up and down the lane outside her cottage and how many times they say “Come on!” to their dogs. Usually it is overtime the dogs stop to sniff something. Yet the walk is supposed to be for the benefit of the dog. Go figure!)

5. Do you use the word “busy” a lot, e.g. do you find yourself telling others about how busy you are, or using the excuse “I was/am too busy”?

6. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your own life?

7. Do you spend most of your time either re-hashing the past or rehearsing for the future and find it difficult to keep you mind full yon the “now”?

8. Do you find it almost impossible to sit still and do nothing?

9. Does your mind sometimes feel so overloaded with thoughts that it is hard to focus on just one thing?

10. Do you lie awake thinking at night?

If you find yourself saying “yes” to all or most of these questions, it is likely that you need to do some mental simplifying. (Most of us do.) To live in a world of mental simplicity, we can try to make an effort to stay aware of the present moment and to spend as little time as possible re-hashing the past and/or rehearsing the future. It takes practice, but little by little you will see what a difference this can make!
www.care2.com/greenliving/quiz-mind-
cl
utter-help-simplify.html#


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