Change or even the possibility of it, in any aspect of your life causes uncertainty, which can lead to stress and anxiety. We all go through it at some point in our life. So what can you do to help cope?
You have to start by asking yourself, “Is this change or new development worth losing sleep over?” Especially if there is nothing you can directly do about it. Worrying about it, rarely if ever, changes the outcome. So, what can we do to find ways to manage situation and manage our stress?
Below are some methods on how to handle uncertainty in your personal and/or professional life.
Prepare: One of the main reasons for uncertainty is the lack of knowledge, which causes an inability to be proactive. However, in situations that don’t allow you to plan due to a lack of knowledge, it is crucial to take what you do know and create a list of possible scenarios and plan accordingly.
Reduce Stress: It is easy to stress and worry when change is happening, and you are uncertain. Globe University massage therapy chair, Denise Radcliffe suggests finding methods like meditation to help ease your stress to obtain a clear mind.
Meditation is a transformative practice centered around focus, concentration, and training of the mind. Through meditation, it’s possible to achieve clarity, emotional positivity, and inner calm. When the mind is calm and silent, a state of deep peace and relaxation can occur, according to Radcliff.
Be Mindful: Mindfulness is defined as awareness of the present experience with acceptance. Pay attention and internalize the present moment without judgement. If you are aware of what is happening in the moment, it is easier to focus on the current situation and exacerbate judgement. This will allow you to be consciously aware of your feelings and accept what is happening which hopefully will ease your mind.
Get Confident: It is important to learn how to adapt to new situations. Embrace this experience as a learning experience that will make you a stronger person. Dealing with uncertain situations is a great way to learn how to adapt and develop new skills that you never even knew you had.
Accept: Learning to accept the fact that change will happen in every aspect of your life eventually. It is how you react to these uncertain changes that will dictate the type of person you are. Accept and internalize every change in your life and you will become a stronger person.
The uncertainty of things in your personal and professional life can drive you crazy. It can be your worst enemy and silent killer of your aspirations. It is our hope that the tips above help your deal with uncertain situations and help you come out on the other side of any situation a better, stronger person.