When reading the headlines or scrolling through social media accounts, you get hit with one piece of bad news after another. Social circles and Whatsapp groups fuel the conversation further. It seems as through everywhere you look, there is an element of uncertainty and a cloud of ambiguity looming.
Embrace, the mental health NGO, shares expert tips here, on how to cope with such circumstances.
So what does uncertainty mean to you?
Uncertainty presents you with a range of possible outcomes, and each of the outcomes exist beyond our comprehension. It can also feel like you are missing something, but not quite sure what it is. What uncertainty isn’t, is a lack of confidence or risk. It is just not knowing in which direction to head, if any.
However, different people perceive, respond and adapt to uncertainty differently. It mainly depends on core personality traits. Those that can tolerate uncertainty typically are more comfortable with the unknown and usually think about things from a complex standpoint. These individuals are more open to new experiences and tolerate ambiguity better than most.
How can you navigate?
So with the global Corona Virus from one end, economic crisis from another, a generally bleak outlook and conversations about the Lebanese Pound that many unwillingly are a part of, how do you operate with so much uncertainty?
Here are tips for better self-care:
Remember that each person has his or her own rhythm. Listen to your body and mind, and do what works best for you.