How to manage your worries

Looking after yourself is an important part of being resilient and coping with challenges well. It is essential to be kind to yourself. Watch the video and use the activities below to explore ways to support your wellbeing and deal with worries. 

What is wellbeing?

Think about the term “wellbeing”, what does it mean to you? People use this word to mean “being happy, comfortable and healthy” - think about all the things in your life that help you feel happy, comfortable and healthy. People often divide wellbeing into 3 areas: emotional (how you feel), physical (your body and health) and psychological (your mind and thoughts).  

Draw three overlapping circles. Label one circle “emotional wellbeing” one “physical wellbeing” and one “psychological wellbeing” and write or draw the things that help you with these things in the circle. Some objects, people, or activities might help improve emotional and physical and psychological wellbeing; you can write these things in the spaces where the circles overlap. Look at what you have written down. Do you have access to or do the things you have identified every day? What can you do to add these things into your daily routine to help with your wellbeing every day? 

Circles of control

Watch the video about Circles of control. Do the activity from the video. Think about how understanding what you can and can’t control can help you feel better.  

It is important to remember that you cannot solve everything. You can always do something to feel better and to help others feel better. You can use this to start to explore how to tackle each worry, or just to reflect on what you can do.  

How do you feel when you have worries? Does understanding your worries make you feel better?  

Ways to feel better

It is important to take some time to just feel better. Think about what helps you to feel better and improve your wellbeing. Think about each part of wellbeing, emotional, psychological and physical and an activity you can do to support each of these parts of your wellbeing.  

For inspiration, look at our wellbeing cards


This resource was made with support from the British Red Cross pyschosocial team.