Once you’ve decided what it is you want to happen, think about your options. For example, if you want to be reassured that the front door is locked and the cooker is turned off, your options might be to go back home or to ask a neighbour to check for you.
If it’s a financial problem, such as you may not understand how things like credit, insurance or mortgages work, think about where you can find this information and seek advice from friends, family and experts to help you make the right choices.
Once you have identified your options, weigh up the pros and cons of each. Decide on a ‘plan A’ and keep another option as a ‘plan B’, knowing that if things don’t work out you have another choice to fall back on.
After you have decided which option to take, think about what the next steps will be. Find one small immediate step you can take to help keep you focused and moving in the right direction. Once you start doing something about the problem, you’ll feel less worried because you’re taking control.