To continue on this week’s of personal quizes, I decided to do one a little more on the serious side. In the past four years I’ve realized that I become more and more anxious as the years go on. I don’t know why but I try my best to help it naturally and by myself as much as I can. And the weird thing about anxiety is that it’s something that can be around constantly at times and you really don’t know what to do. So it can be really hard to find your own ways of coping with something so powerful to the mind.
Anyways, I went to anxietycenter.com and took their anxiety quiz and my results were as expected to be, HIGH. To be exact, 64. I say it’s expected because I know I’m a very nervous person and I over think basically anything that includes being social and new things in life. They said that at this time, I should seek help in a doctor or therapist, but the funny thing is is that even thinking about seeing one makes me anxious. Even thinking about making the appointment and telling them everything makes me so nervous and anxious. It really does suck having anxiety, although I’ve never been professionally diagnosed, I’m still a very nervous person.
Another interesting thing the results said was that anxiety has to deal with behaviors and not a disorder or something chemically imbalanced. It’s really nice to know it’s neither of those two but it’s so hard to change my behaviors after almost 20 years of doing them. Don’t get me wrong, I do try every single day to expand myself to not being so nervous all the time.
Some of my nervous ticks are talking nonsense, fast heartbeat, body heating up, not talking, and making what I see in my head way worse than what it actually is. Going into social situations now I try so hard to not think about all the endless possibilities and what could happen, but it’s just really hard. Somethings I do to help is keeping my mind busy, whether that be I’m distracted by something else I was working on or if I’ve done this before, I know what will come and it’s not something to terribly worry about.
If you guys want, try out this quiz to see if you’re anxious. And if you feel comfortable, comment your results and maybe some things that help you with them.
Have a great day!
Much love, Chloe ❤