We are all dealing with unprecedented — and seemingly endless — uncertainty right now.
While we may not have as much clarity as we like, we can avoid feeling disoriented by developing an “uncertainty capability” and reframing our outlook on the unknown.
Some common reframes include:
Learning. Let’s ask ourselves what we can learn from the situation rather than automatically viewing it as a setback.
Games. Remember that we win some and lose some.
Gratitude. Recognize what we already have and be thankful for it.
Randomness. A lot of life is random. What happens isn’t always our doing.
Without a clear end to the pandemic in sight, it’s important that we develop and sustain a healthy relationship with the things we don’t know and can’t control.
These shifts in what we think about uncertainty will help us build resilience and a positive outlook.