I think we can all agree these are difficult times with Covid-19/Corona Virus, and with difficulty inevitably comes uncertainty. Unless you’re a Hedge Fund Manager, most of us don’t like uncertainty, it generally brings destructive emotions like fear, worry and anxiety.
However, with uncertainty comes opportunity, and you don’t have to be a Hedge Fund Manager to take advantage of it. For instance, if you are isolating, you will have more time on your hands, how often have you previously said “I just wish I had more time”?
Uncertainty is a state of mind. Particularly now, no one knows what the future holds, as humans we tend to be pessimistic. Never forget you have a choice about how you view a situation. Here are a couple of techniques to help you think more positively:
- Think carefully about what you can affect. If you can’t affect it, forget about it, it’s out of your control. If you can, think about what steps you can take to affect it.
- If you are worried about a situation, switch it round to think about what is the exact opposite of that bad outcome.
- Instead of being anxious, envisage what the good outcome is and hold that in your mind, every time the bad thoughts return.
In a world where no one knows anyway, why not think the best of a situation, it’s just as likely to come true as the alternative. It’ll also make you feel a whole load better and give you something to work towards.