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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