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Reprogramming Yourself: 7 Ways to Deal With Uncertainty and Helplessness

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At times, everybody experiences some kind of despair. There are times when it feels as if the whole weight of the world is on your shoulders and there is no way out. Everything feel like it is falling apart and nothing can be done. The uncertainty may keep you anxious all night long and turn into some kind of nightmare because people get obsessed with their helplessness. As the result, everything becomes a mess, and we get deprived of many pleasant things that we could have enjoyed.

Nevertheless, this is a psychological factor. You should train yourself and tell yourself each day that you can cope with whatever comes. In order to regain self-confidence and self-control, you should use some methods that will help to deal with different problems.

Here are 7 ways to deal with uncertainty and helplessness:

1. Be careful with your expectations

When building some plans, you create definite expectations and this is risky. First of all, you should realize that you may foresee definite things that will happen, but you cannot predict the precise outcomes. Secondly, you need a positive attitude. Many people prepare for the worst without a hope for better. The thoughts are materialistic and many of them come true. Focus on positive emotions and be realistic.

2. Be ready for various possibilities

It is of great importance to feel under control of any situation, yet this is not possible in all situations. This is life, and we cannot predict the outcome. One of the major things you ought to learn in order to become confident is to get ready for whatever may come your way. Try to predict all variants. Some of them are successful, while others may include many problems. Think of strategies to overcome them so you will never be helpless if something goes wrong.

3. Control your feelings

Our feelings determine who we are. They give us a sense of happiness. However, they may likewise bring something unpleasant that may have a great hold on us. Oftentimes, people get lost in the flow of their feelings and emotions. This is normal, yet you should not turn it into a habit. You should become a feeling observer in order to interact with your feelings and try to have them under control. They may interrupt your clear thinking and we will not be able to act logically.

“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” – Joel Osteen

4. Build self-confidence

You should be sure you have outstanding coping and adapting skills. This key point is not about the expectations for the worst things to come, it’s about the way you are going to deal with them. You should develop your own system and acquire adaptive skills, which would be effective in different stress situations.

Try to find the most suitable ones. Concentrate on your strongest sides and seek the adequate skills. You should advance them and rise to the level of perfection so you can handle the worst complications.

5. Learn stress reduction techniques

There are many effective and dependable techniques helping one deal with uncertainty and helplessness. A lot of stress has an utterly negative effect for every human being because it makes us think in the wrong directions awaiting only the bad things. Only when you control your stress will you manage to succeed.

Therefore, look for some techniques that will relieve you from unnecessary stress. Train them each day and quite soon, you will be dealing with any form of stress within a blink of an eye automatically.

6. Concentrate on the things you can handle

At times, a global way of thinking may be overwhelming so concentrate on the smaller things that can be controlled. Think of the things you are good at and stick to them. Each time you see multiple complications, remember the things you can control and start thinking positively. You will surely find a resolution to a problem by maintaining a positive way of thinking.

7. Practice mindfulness

Many people are obsessed with the thought of a catastrophe. The next day has not yet come, but they already perceive the hazard. In many cases, this is just a simple prejudice. You should stop thinking about the things that haven’t happened yet and concentrate on the current situation. Notice the beauty of the moment, relax, think of the pleasant things, and remember the happy events that have occurred in your life.

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn

Your tomorrow is uncertain and one may not predict all the things that could happen. Nevertheless, the usefulness of the mentioned above methods is huge. They will help you to get ready for whatever comes and cope with all problems. Use their potential to serve your purposes. Life will appear much brighter if you are self-confident and understand how to control feelings of helplessness. Remember that you are the smith of your own happiness. Everything is in your hands, and you should use it reasonably and effectively to enjoy life and achieve all of your life goals.

How do you handle moments of uncertainty? Please comment below and let us know!

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  1. Jay

    Aug 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Great article. Found it just when i needed it most. and it showed me what I was doing wrong with myself.
    “Many people are obsessed with the thought of a catastrophe. The next day has not yet come, but they already perceive the hazard.”
    I had been killing myself with the thoughts of what hasn’t arrived yet and forgetting to do what I could do today.
    Now I am in a better position to deal with the challenges.
    Thanks, Petra!

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