In shaky times, focus on past successes, if overly anxious, depressed. The more chaotic things get, the harder it is for people with clinical anxiety and/or depression to make sound decisions and to learn from their mistakes. On a positive note, overly anxious and depressed people's judgment can improve if they focus on what they get right, instead of what they get wrong, suggests a new study. Source 9h.
It is easier said than done. People dealing with anxiety, depression, PTSD don't see things this way. They tend to ruminate a lot about past mistakes to the point of making them very sad and depressed. It is hard to break this cycle. Perhaps, channeling those negative thoughts through meditation or other relaxing activity can become a good coping mechanism.