Difficult situations cannot and do not improve by focusing on them —on the contrary, once the mind has generated an unpleasant feeling, it will continue to find those aspects that confirm the feeling and exclude all that do not.
The first step to resolve difficulties is to set all concerns aside. The worrying mind does not see answers or solutions, only problems. It may harbor desires that may or may not be for our benefit if they come to pass. It may harbor fears and, holding on to them, attract their manifestation.
Fill the mind with the recollection of the Buddhas and our Teachers. Place all cares at Their feet. If we associate mentally with Them (through mantra, for example), we come under Their protection. From that place of Refuge, solutions will come. Solutions will not come from worrying.
om tare tuttare ture so’ha