18 hours ago
The battle is won and lost in your mind.
People who are good at managing uncertainty know how to spot uncertainty right away and they know what tactics to use to beat it. They also know, the battle is won and lost in your mind.
The limbic system in our brain reacts to uncertainty with a fear response. We become uneasy and unsure of ourselves making decision-making very difficult. With fear comes irrational thought. This fear and the following irrational thoughts are the first sign of uncertainty.
Those who are successful with managing uncertainty know it's a process. Take your time. Your first defense against uncertainty is to calm your limbic system down. Take a deep breath, and give yourself permission to be calm. Remind yourself that just because you're afraid doesn't mean there is anything to be afraid of. You may not even be in any immediate danger. Understand that it is uncertainty that is causing you to feel panicked, not logic or reality.
Now that you're calm, think logically. Uncertainty will cause you to question everything, providing illogical reasons for doing so. Keep your perspective and thoughts in check by evaluating each one systematically and making a comittment not to make any immediate decisions without further investigstion. By doing this, you soothe the anxiety of uncertanty and take back your feeling of control, peace, and resolve.
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