Anxiety is a call to action so we need to respond by doing something. Stephen Covey’s CIA method can help break a problem down so it is less overwhelming. Covid-19 has put us in an unprecedented situation which causes great worry and anxiety.
Working from the outside in, categorise your worries into those which you can:
Accept – these concerns are outside of your control and influence. Try to let these go and focus on what you can influence and control.
Influence – be realistic about the concerns you can influence. Score your influence on a scale of 1-10 and any concern scoring lower than 5, move to ‘Accept’.
Control – direct your time and energy towards the elements that you can control. This will minimise feelings of overwhelm and frustration