Just because we're in uncertain times doesn't mean you can't have certainty in your life.
With unsure times comes uncertainty, and uncertainty can be unsettling. When things feel "up the air," with seemingly no straight answers, anxiety and stress kick in. When that happens, it's not just about that one "uncertain" thing in our lives, it can begin to affect ALL aspects of our lives.
It can become a state of being.
Feeling unsettled is sometimes good. It's the only thing that moves you away from your comfort zone, which is necessary to accomplish anything beyond where you currently are in life. However, at times when it feels as if there are no clear answers in your day to day life, it can be easy to get lost in the uncertainty.
This is when your focus needs to step up its game.
Here's a coping tip to regain a feeling of control during uncertain times:
Deliberately build more things into your day that you DO have control over!
When things feel out of your control, you can then refocus onto something over which you have control...because it's available to you and within reach.
Simply put, when you choose to focus on things outside of your control, you will feel anxious. When you choose to focus on things within your control, you will feel more calm.
Here are some examples of things over which you have total control, that you can do every single day:
When you have a different mindset, you will have a different outcome. Begin to look for the things you can control, instead of getting swept-up in the perceived chaos that you can't do anything about.
That starts by reminding yourself that you're in more control than you've been telling yourself.
We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!