18th Apr 2020
The Covey Circles of Influence
Anxiety is a call to action so we need to respond by doing something.
Stephen Covey’s CIA can help break a problem down so it is less overwhelming.
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.
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