In general, metaphorical language illuminates aspects of something by comparing it to something else. To borrow advice from (Writing SE user) @MarkBaker, what you're really doing is telling a little story about the situation. So, you look for something vivid and memorable that can represent the thing you are talking about. For example:
Don't think of your problems as an ocean that wants to drown us, but as a river that we can cross.
Here are two linked metaphors, both about water. One tells a little story about being overwhelmed, the other tells a story about overcoming an obstacle to achieve success. It gives a vivid, visceral image that makes the abstract immediate.
HOWEVER, your tags indicate that you're doing academic writing. Academics often prefer direct language, because it is more precise. Highly metaphorical language actually tends to be avoided in this kind of context (depending on your discipline). Given that, maybe what you really need to do with this sentence is make it less abstract, by giving some concrete examples of what you are talking about. In academic writing, citing evidence with a reputable source always helps as well.