Circle of Control

Very often, our anxieties are linked to things that we have no control over.  This is normal, but it isn’t very helpful.   

The circle of control activity helps you explore the various elements of a situation that has made you anxious.  You can have a separate entry for each situation. 

Start by considering the elements that you haven’t got control over, then move on to the elements that you can control.  For instance, you can’t control what someone else says to you, but you can control your reaction to those words.  There are some examples that you can use for your circle, or you can simply add your own thoughts.   

Once completed, you should take this one step further by developing your own plan of action where you can work on the elements that you can control in a situation.