If you feel like you are constantly dealing with uncertainties, you are not alone. 2020 has been a wild ride. No one could have predicted a pandemic when this year started. The coronavirus has changed life as we know it. Our sense of normalcy has become unrecognizable in many ways.
Public health policies, including physical/social distancing, social changes, rules, regulations, and quarantines have caused a feeling of fear for many.
There have been many uncertainties for people to deal with, but we have to learn to embrace uncertainties as a part of life.
Economic insecurity, changes to daily routines as well as changes to the fabric of normal life in the World in many ways.
Try some of these suggestions to protect your sanity and stay well when dealing with uncertainties, no matter what they are.
Dealing With Uncertainties And How To Cope
Let’s look at things that can help when dealing with uncertainties.
In general, people thrive off of certainty, normalcy, and a sense of safety. We want to feel safe and have a sense of control over our lives and well-being.
With current restrictions, and rule changes from week to week, as well as uncertainty, there are steps you can take to make the journey of 2020 a little bit easier.
Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life. Life changes in an instant. That can be a little hard to get your head around. Routine is a grounding practice. It gives you balance, consistency, and reliability, which helps calm your mind in times of worry and trouble.
Create a routine and stick with it!
Self-care will go a long way in helping you in dealing with uncertainties. Here is how to use self-care for your benefit.
Be kind to yourself
You can read more about self-care here.
Use Positive Self-Talk
Don’t beat yourself up if you struggle with uncertainties in life during this crazy year. Everyone has their own level of resiliency. Acknowledge your own efforts and use positive self-talk.
Remind yourself how strong you are and focus on your positive attributes.
Control What You Can Control
Focus on the things that you can actually control, even if it’s as simple as a daily routine, fitness planning, or pre organizing meals for the week.
It sometimes helps to write down your thoughts and emotions so that you can take a step back from them. Then practice acceptance of what you can and can’t change.
Never Binge-Watch Bad News
You know that it is easy to spend hours watching negative news. Limit this. Watch positive news or just cut it off at some point. Catastrophic sensational news is not a mood lifter.
Share your experience and struggles with trusted sources. Venting is one of the best ways to process feelings.
This can be to friends, supportive family, or even online groups. Share highs, lows, successes, and failures. This is a great way to thrive in uncertain times.
If you are having a lot of trouble managing stress and dealing with uncertainties, you can also talk to a therapist or a health and wellness coach. But whatever you do, don’t keep it all bottled up inside.
Learn A New Skill
Sometimes uncertainty pushes us into a positive change. Step out of your skillset and your niche. When times are hard expanding the things, you can do can help you thrive.
You will be more marketable and feel more in control of your life.
If you want to learn how to start your own profitable online business, try this.
Think of all you have and write down what you have to be grateful for.
It could be as simple as having a meal to eat or a supportive family. If you are grateful for what you have it will go a long way to putting you in a more positive mindset.
Remember that you are the captain of your life. Implement habits to fortify yourself in times of uncertainty. The pandemic life is hard for everyone. You are not alone. Staying healthy, optimistic, and taking care of yourself are keys to healthy and strong well-being.
Implementing some of these practices will help you develop techniques to combat stress and challenges in uncertain times. You can avoid being a victim to the chronic uncertainty that is life during the pandemic.