Non-Productive Thoughts Questionnaire

How did you feel lately??
1.    I am often worried.
2.    When I have a problem‚ I often think “why me?”
3.    It is difficult to forget bad things.
4.    Problems never worry me. I just solve them.
5.    When I have a problem‚ I can’t stop thinking about it.
6.    When I make a mistake‚ I am worried about what might happen.
7.    When I have a problem‚ I think about it all the time.
8.    When I try to deal with a problem‚ I am worried that I will only make things worse.
9.    When I have a problem‚ I often think about how bad it is.
10.When I don’t know exactly what is happening‚ I usually think that bad things will happen.
1 = not true‚ 2 = sometimes true‚ 3 = often true

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