You've been triggered. It happens! But, you've got this! Here is a technique to help you. It is called S.T.O.P.
First, imagine a STOP sign
Then, follow the S.T.O.P technique.
Stop: pause for a moment
Take a Breath: to calm and suspend judgment
Observe: what am I feeling? What are my goals? What are my choices?
Proceed with awareness. Use Curiosity (see other tab).
We all have a large circle of concern. Global warming might be a good example. Our circle of influence is considerably smaller.
When you are concerned about something, ask yourself “what is my circle of influence?” What can I do about this concern? Is there someone else whose help I need in order to effectively influence this concern?
Often understanding this difference can help.