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Uncertainty

uncertainty Dec 18, 2020

Uncertainty is frightening, especially when our livelihoods are dependant on it and our families. With guidance and support we need not deal with the present on our own.

We cannot control everything in our lives, however we can find ways to move through these uncertain times. Being around people who understand us is crucial. Together we can pave a way forward. 

 

Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD

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The benefits of uncertainty

uncertainty Dec 17, 2020
Uncertainty usually carries feelings of angst, however it can be a time of great healing and growth when we understand it fully. 
 
1. Times of uncertainty are a transition period, a clearing out of the old, to make way for the new. These times are usually moments when we let go of what is unhealthy for our mind, body and spirit, to help us move forward.
 
2. They can be opportunistic times. Many people have used times of uncertainty to do something they have always wanted to do, but have been so caught up with life, they haven't been able to find the time or energy to do it. It has led some people to follow their creative desires and dreams. 
 
3. Uncertainty can bring clarity about who we are. When we are deeply involved with a project, a work space or particular relationships, we can lose sight of who we are. Times of uncertainty help us to refocus, and remember, our values and qualities of importance, that have guided us through trial and tribulation....
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How do we navigate through uncertainty

uncertainty Dec 16, 2020
Being around people who reassure us, when we don't have the strength 
  • It's important to be around people who do not add to our uncertainty about life. Pick some trusted friends, colleagues or family, who you can confide in. They may also be able to share different perspectives and ideas to help you gain clarity and can be a source of strength. If there is noone at present to be there, there are various local support teams  available. Some people  regain strength from being re-energized by being alone rather than with people. Some people prefer not to be alone and desire company that is uplifting. During uncertain times, we must seek out people who understand what we are going through and can be with us. 
Know who you are. 
  • This if anytime, is the time most needed for us to know who we are. And sometimes it feels like the hardest thing to do. To dig deep into our good qualities and remind ourselves of what we have done and can do that contributes to the...
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Feelings we may have experienced when uncertain

uncertainty Dec 15, 2020
Feelings of uncertainty can lead to further emotional distress and it is important to recognise these are all very valid emotions and feelings. Some of these may include:
 
  anxiety
  fear
  shame
  impatience
  worry
  stressed out
  overwhelmed 
  severe panic attacks 
  low mood
  anxiety
 
The desire to know or predict what lies ahead can actually cause more stress and uncertainty. It is therefore important to develop ways to move through these uncertain times and any other uncertainties we may experience in our lives. 
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD

Content support Maria Peach
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What is Uncertainty?

uncertainty Dec 14, 2020
Have you ever had moments in your life when you  are uncertain about what is going on? Your plans for life have taken a different turn or you are not sure whether a job, partner or place is right for you? Does the stress of not knowing how to provide for loved ones, overwhelm you? Do you often become anxious because not knowing what the future holds can seem daunting? 
 
These are testing times, in our current global environment. It has created alot of uncertainty with many people, about work, living circumstances, relationships and their futures and the futures of the people they love. 
 
We do not have a crystal ball, to determine what lies ahead, what the outcomes will be if we make a particular decision, whether or not we will have secure employment, or whether or not love will last if we begin a relationship with someone we care about.
 
We can however, try as best as possible to reduce, the feelings that overwhelm us, when we feel uncertain about...
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