What can you do to reduce anxiety? Number 1: Accept that you are feeling anxious and know it is ok. Number 2: Sit down, have a cup of tea and think about what there is in this situation that you can control. Number 3: Write down an action plan. What steps you can take? Number 4: Carry out the actions in your plan. Number 5: Think about what makes you smile. Do what makes you smile. Number 6: Plan for the future. When you are through these tough times, what do want to do then?