7 Tips for Tolerating Uncertainty During the Pandemic

  1. Perspective: when it all starts feeling like it’s too much, it’s important to take a step back and see the big picture. If you don’t feel like you can do this on your own, go and listen to the experts — reputable journalists and scientists who’ll help you to put things into the proper perspective.
  2. Mindfulness: when you’re feeling really scattered and out of control, you can take the time to breathe, get centered and tune in to your feelings and needs. You’ll find that it helps a lot.
  3. Acceptance: as much as you might hate what’s going on in the world right now, you can’t make Covid disappear. You need to accept the reality of the situation and pay attention to the public health guidelines for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Denial could make a bad situation that much worse.
  4. Good self-care: when you’re feeling stressed, you need to take the best possible care of yourself. Stress makes you miserable and it lowers your ability to fight infection. Good self-care decreases your stress. Make sure you get enough exercise, proper nutrition and good-quality sleep. It will help your body and your mind.
  5. Talking to people: sometimes, you need to reach out to your loved ones or to a trained professional to talk about how you’re feeling. Having someone listen to you and understand what you’re going through is very comforting. Hearing wise words of advice is very helpful.
  6. Treatment: if you start feeling like you really can’t cope, you might be experiencing clinical depression or an anxiety disorder. If you’ve tried all of the above and nothing has helped, you might need more in-depth treatment from a qualified health-care professional.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store