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Use the ‘Circle of Concern’ to Reframe Your Fears in Uncertain Times

A visual to remind you what’s in your control

A photo of a young girl’s eye peering through a hole in a blue wall.
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InIn his classic book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey introduced a tool that’s stuck with me — one that I now use regularly to cope with anxiety, especially when I’m anxious about things that are outside of my control. Every situation, he writes, can be…

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Brian Pennie

Brian Pennie

Change is possible. I write to show that | Recovered heroin addict turned doctor. www.brianpennie.com