As human beings, we crave security and want to have a sense of control over our lives and uncertainty can often leave you feeling stressed, anxious, and powerless over the direction of your life. It can drain you emotionally and trap you in a downward spiral of worst-case scenarios about what tomorrow may bring.

However, life is filled with uncertainty, especially during times like this where the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened uncertainty over the economy, employment, finances and of course, physical and mental health.

4 ways of dealing effectively with uncertainty are:

1. Embrace uncertainty

Accepting that we can’t ALWAYS have certainty in life and instead of engaging in futile efforts to gain control, you can focus on the present moment and allow yourself to simply feel and observe the uncertainty you’re experiencing.

2. Positivity focus

As you navigate stormy seas in life, take a moment to savor your small successes. For eg, If you’re looking for work, then getting an interview isn’t as meaningful as landing a job, but it’s a step in the right direction. Noting these small wins can encourage you to stay positive.

3. Investing in self-care

Since the body and mind are so closely linked, investing in self-care is an important part of building resilience and getting through uncertain times. Committing to regular exercise, a healthy diet and regular journaling can be helpful.

4. Active problem solving

By focusing on the aspects of a problem that you can control in this way, you’ll switch from ineffective worrying into active problem-solving.

For example, choosing to invest in a smart financial plan like ICICI Prudential Life’s iProtect Smart term plan, which provides an “all-in-one” 360-degree financial safety net and comprehensive life cover to secure your family’s future at affordable premiums, even during the most uncertain times.

It’s important to realize that there are steps you can take to better deal with uncertainty, alleviate your anxiety, and face the unknown with more confidence.

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