If you have established from your answers to the above questions that you are suffering anxiety symptoms, you should stop and ask yourself two questions in relation to the work you are doing or the problems you are facing, and three questions relating to the function of your brain at that time. You should therefore stop what you’re doing, and ask yourself:
1. Am I trying to do too much?
2. Is what I am asking my brain to do, too difficult for it to do? Then the three questions to do with brain function:
3. Have I had enough sleep?
4. What is the state of my nutrition – when and what did I eat last?
5. Am I suffering from some abnormal physiological state?
These questions relate to the anxiety equation. From these answers you will have a good idea whether your feelings of anxiety are coming from overload of the nervous system or from a dysfunctioning nervous system trying to get through a normal workload.