How does change affect you? Does it give you a sense of excitement, wonder, and curiosity? Or does it cause anxiety and dread? For most people, uncertainty breeds a sense of discomfort and can lead to feelings of fear and doubt.
Although it can be uncomfortable, uncertainty is a constant in life, and there are ways you can feel safe while facing it.
You may sometimes find yourself on autopilot, without taking a moment to slow down. Anchoring practices — rituals that can allow you to access your center in the chaos of constant change — can help you remedy this.
Taking deep breaths before you begin a task can help you reset your focus and sense of calm. Practicing things such as journaling, mindfulness, or exercise can also help create a sense of peace. When practiced consistently, rituals such as these can produce positive ripple effects concerning how you feel each day.
Uncertainty as Space for Possibility
It is not uncertainty that is the problem — perhaps it is the way you may have learned to relate to it. The good news is that if you can learn something, you can also unlearn it, even if it takes time.
Try to think of uncertainty as a launchpad for possibility. There are always lessons to be learned related to the timing and circumstances of any given situation. Therefore, instead of measuring everything on a scale of success and failure, examine where the opportunity for growth lies.
If uncertainty brings on a sense of dread for you, and you avoid it at all costs to maintain a level of comfort, then it might be helpful to change your mindset. Start by shifting your expectation that the worst will always happen with a sense of curiosity.
Finally, remember that you have everything you need within you to embrace the challenges and uncertainties of life. By adhering to the suggestions above, you can feel empowered and better equipped to face them.
It is up to you to decide how uncertainty affects your life. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how intimidating recovery can be and are here to support you each step of the way. Whether it is through teaching you about the constant nature of change, integrating anchoring practices into your life, or switching your perspective of uncertainty, we can help. You will be among professionals and peers that support a safe and secure environment. To learn more, call us today at (844) 857-5992.