I received an email following my last blog, which inspired this one.
Jane wanted to know how I got more certainty in my life because she recognised uncertainty was one of the main causes of her anxiety. It’s not an uncommon question - uncertainty is a breeding ground for anxiety, fear, and stress.
I got more certainty back in my life by continually reminding myself that I always had more than one option.
Whether at home, work, or with friends and family, I always had a choice, no matter the circumstance. It wasn’t always obvious, particular at my very lowest points, but I always had more than one option.
Life gave me choices. All I had to do was work a little to create them. The return I got from this tiny amount of work was the feeling of freedom. When I didn’t feel trapped things became much more clear and achievable.
If things don’t go right, go left. By adopting this mentality, we don’t ever have to feel stuck or uncertain again.
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