4. Have a Plan
Another thing you can control is your own plans.
According to a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital, Marni Chanoff, MD, you should keep and rely on a list.
This list should include needed food supplies and medications.
It is also important to list down health care professionals and work contacts you can reach out to in case of emergencies. It may also help to create a list of your worries and create possible solutions for each one.
If you start feeling overwhelmed listing down your worries, take a break. Try not to get hung up on perfect solutions. There’s no such thing as a perfect solution. Just list down what you think may help you in that possible scenario.
Again, it is important to focus on the things you can control here. Just list down the things you know are within your control. Once you are done listing your worries and possible solutions, set the list aside and resist the urge to go through it over and over again. Don’t look at it until you need it.