I think it is important to consider our sphere of influence. In similar ways we try to tackle racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. - here is a really good visual from ohappidani https://ohhappydani.com/product/cycle-of-inaction-action-print-duo/ for racism, and just sub things out to climate or whatever else you want to tackle (and remember to make your climate justice inclusive!)
The reality is the vast majority of us are not in a position to effect the grand scheme of things, we do not have the money or power to do so. And on an indvidual level, many are unable to physically or monetarily make the changes that the wave of pressure on the indivudual tries to promote (grow own food, don’t use amazon, bike to work, etc etc) so a lot of the overwhelm for many comes from the lack of community care, and the lack of understanding priveledge. Berating someone for using amazon who doesn’t have the time or money to find local/sustainable/often more expensive options does nothing, yet many do that. So we need to be mindful when we make suggestions so we are inclusive, and not pushing people away.
And in the end, many people are aware of the climate issues, and are happy to do what they can. We can only control ourselves and do our own personal best, so as long as we do that, that’s what matters. It’s about what is in our ability, and doing so without fear of being berated by others who can do more. I think the answer to personal level climate anxiety is sitting down and being honest with yourself - without the pressures of Others who want to Tell You Everything You Have To Do - actual things you yourself can do without adding to the stress and pressures of this world that one has already, and then just do those things.
What does that look like?
Maybe it’s simple as stop manicuring your lawn.
Maybe you do have the time to use a local farmers market once a month or such.
Maybe it’s spending a couple days a year volunteering at a local preserve.
Maybe you can bike or walk to work when the weather is nice.
Maybe you can use a bank that doesn’t fund oil companies (there are some, Pattie Gonia promoted one recently on their IG account I can’t recall the name)
I think we get bogged down with all The Big Things that we forget it doesn’t have to be big.
And there is a lot of judgement, and a lot of lack of diversity, in the climate justice community which I think drives a lot of the anxiety. I know that such fuels the anxiety for me at least. When I pulled back, and instead started to follow neurodiverse and bipoc people’s work in climate, I started feeling a lot better.