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  • Writer's pictureVinayak Jawalkar

Reconnect with yourself amidst uncertainty

Updated: Dec 9, 2023


Reconnect with yourself amidst uncertainty

Unpredictability is just one of the many things that makes life what it is, don't you think?


Whether it's our job, associations, or home, not everything is certain.


Although nothing is permanent, we still form a deep connection with the world. By fostering solid relationships, we develop deep emotional ties.


The uncertainty of the present condition makes us feel nothing is certain.


We've all had moments of feeling lost, helpless, or unsure about the next steps.


Perhaps you have encountered failure, missed an opportunity, found it hard to maintain a relationship, or lost someone who means a lot to you.


Challenging moments are inevitable.

Such difficult moments shatter us. Because of our emotional involvement, we think that it's the end of everything. This may leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what is coming.


During these tough times, it’s common to feel like life has no meaning. We acknowledge the unknown that lies ahead, but we must still move forward and carve out our significance.


How can we handle uncertainty, regain our confidence, and move forward with our lives?

Take a moment to consider this.


1. Talk to someone


It's natural to bottle up our emotions and attempt to solve our problems alone when we feel unsure or lost. We might attribute this feeling to our own emotions.


Change is possible.


I learned this the hard way, trust me. I kept my uncertainties to myself, which was a mistake.


I kept my struggles to myself and didn't want anyone else to know.


I contained my stress within myself.


The problems in my head grew, making everything seem impossible. But it had to stop somewhere. I regained a sense of control after talking to my loved ones.


When facing tough times, seek comfort from friends or family.


Having someone to listen can make a significant difference.

They can help you gain a fresh perspective on your situation and offer some much-needed guidance.


2. Proceed at a slow pace


When you’re feeling overwhelmed, getting stuck in negative thoughts and emotions is normal. All negative thoughts pour in without being invited.


One breakdown turns our lives upside down. We make hasty decisions to handle situations.


We want instant results and we want to move out of the difficult situation soon.


Avoid rushing for solutions. Take one step at a time.


Focus on setting small and achievable goals.

Building your confidence can lead to a future with positive changes.


3. Get active


When you’re feeling stuck, get active.

  • Stroll in the park or along the shore.

  • Try out the exercise

  • Play a sport

Becoming active can do wonders for your energy levels and focus.

A change of place can shift your mindset.


It is a stress-relieving activity.


4. Do something you enjoy


When you are feeling uncertain and hopeless, do things that give you joy.


Maybe it’s cooking your favourite meal, planting new flowers in your garden, or even picking up a paintbrush and letting your creativity flow.


You can do something that absorbs you and makes you lose track of time. We can find clarity through more activities to get back on track.


When you do things you love, you’ll be more relaxed, fulfilled, and motivated. It's a great way to recharge and feel like yourself again.


Motivation fuels a hopeful outlook, reminding us that life has its bright spots.

A new perspective can improve your life outlook.


5. Pen down your thoughts


Writing your thoughts and feelings is a great remedy.


Take a notebook or scrap paper and write what's troubling you and why.


It might sound silly, but getting it all down on paper can help you get some clarity and understand yourself better.


Writing your thoughts and feelings helps you know what's on your mind.

So, try it and see if it helps you feel a bit more centred


6. Take your time


It’s okay to take your time finding solutions.


We cannot fix every problem, and that's acceptable. Solutions may not exist for certain things. But dealing with something is important.


Understand that taking the time needed is acceptable.


Don't be too hard on yourself.

It can intensify your stress and make things more difficult. Take a deep breath and give yourself time to sort things out.


Remind yourself that time is the best healer.


Don’t expect an immediate result.


Final thoughts


Uncertainty is a common feeling experienced by all.


The power to regain your confidence, take control of your life, and work towards a brighter future lies within you.


Remember to take things one step at a time, seek support, and engage in joyful activities.


Dealing with uncertainty is a part of our life.

 

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