Things I Can Control When in Lockdown

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

There are huge amount of things outside of our control at the moment and for many people, this feels very unsettling. There is a saying "We might all be in the same storm, but we are not all in the same boat." When you or your children find yourselves becoming stuck in what you can't control, try and think of what you can still control. Here are some things to get you started. What else would you add?


What I eat.

What I wear.

What friends and family I phone, message or video call.

What fun games and activities I play with my family.

What I cook.

My sleep-time routine.

What I role-model.

My words and tone of voice.

My actions.

How much news I watch, read or listen to.

If and how I comment on a social media post.

If I go outside.

If I do something active like walking.

If I notice the beautiful, amazing things around me.

If I regularly think of what I am grateful for.

If I help others.

Reaching out for help for myself or family


Remember… When there are things out of your control, acknowledge your feelings then focus on what you CAN control.

For further support:

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Wellbeing Support https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/


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