Why Accepting Uncertainty Can be the Best Therapy
Whether you don’t know where your career is going, what’s next for your relationship, or even what your plans may be next week, uncertainty can be scary.
Currently, we’re all experiencing a little (maybe a lot) of anxiety over the state of our futures, with everything ahead of us being practically unknown. What we need to realize though, is that uncertainty doesn’t have to be scary.
Finding Acceptance in Modest Reflection
If we’re able to take steps in helping us accept these unclear futures, uncertainty becomes less of an enemy and more of just another challenge. When we accept uncertainty, we take our lives into our own hands.
This all starts with modest reflection. Take the time to recognize that you’ve overcome uncertainty before. It may not have been on this grand of a scale, but it was uncertainty nonetheless.
When we do this, it becomes clear just how many times we’ve faced ambiguity before and still came out the other end. Oftentimes, we come out better and stronger for it.
Find the Confidence in Yourself
Soon, this will be just another example of a difficulty you’ve faced and overcame with confidence. Visualize the light at the end of the tunnel, and it’ll give you something to look forward to.
Along with reflection on what you’ve already endured, self-reflection during a time like this can really help us accept an uncertain future. We can utilize this time to get to know ourselves and what we truly want, or what makes us happiest.
You Plan Your Own Future
Once we’re able to recognize our worth, we are able to make goals and plans for the future that support this growth. And, during a time where the future is a completely blank slate, this gives us the chance to craft it into what we want it to be.
Instead of worrying about what it might bring, start working towards what it will bring. If you’re unhappy with your career, now’s the time to switch it up. If you’re miserable in your relationship, now is the time to break it off. Take this quiet, reflective time to make the best choices about your future possible.
Why Visualization is Important
Even if you can’t actually plan what’s ahead right now, just visualizing what we want to happen can be extremely beneficial. Often, visualization is the first step to manifestation.
Because everything right now is so uncertain, creating a clear plan for the future can feel comforting, as it may provide even just a whiff of stabilization during these unstable times.
The next time you’re feeling uneasy about the state of your future, take a deep breath and imagine what you’d love for it to look like. When this is all over, think about the changes you can make and the happiness you can have.
You just simply have to accept that, although the here and now is uncertain, it won’t always be.
When we’re able to take small steps in helping ourselves accept this uncertain place we’re in, the uncertainty doesn’t seem all that bad.
In fact, we can look at it more as an opportunity for change, growth, and progress, rather than something that is forcing us backwards and hurting us. Let’s embrace this blank slate of the future, and make it our own.