Limit your news source, and set a time limit
Pick one reliable source, and only watch/read/ listen for a strict time limit (I recommend 5 or 10 mins a day max). PS Your news source should NOT be social media, that's for memes and dog pics only. Mute, unfollow, hide any accounts/people whose posts make you feel anxious.
Only look at facts, not opinions or speculation
Remember news outlets have to fill 24hrs, and are constantly trying to compete with each other, they fill the time between facts with interviews, which often lead to worst-case speculation.
Talk about your anxiety
You won't be the only one feeling anxious, please don't bottle up your feelings. We have a thread in the Bestie Facebook group for tips / coping strategies on ways to deal with World Events Anxiety.
Look for practical ways you can help
If you can find practical ways to help, this makes a positive difference in the world, and eases your own anxiety too.
You won't be able to help with every news story, and that's OK, work out what is manageable for you. For example, a lot of Besties eased their covid anxiety by helping an elderly neighbour or reaching out to a self-isolating friend.
Watch out for signs of rising anxiety
Use grounding techniques such as listing: 5 things you can see 4 things you can touch 3 things you can hear 2 things you can smell 1 thing you can taste This brings your brain back to the present moment and stops it running into anxiety overdrive.