Topic 4 Specific strategies to handle uncertainty

4.1. Tolerance and exposition

  • The search for certainty is useless as uncertainty is part of life. Since it is impossible to be 100% sure of anything, the search for certainty leads to worry and discomfort.
  • To foster tolerance of uncertainty, you have to expose yourself to situations that generate uncertainty. Sometimes, this is complicated to carry out, but to overcome uncertainty you have to learn to face it.
  • It is important to start with small situations that do not generate so much anxiety and then evolve and overcome them as you become more confident.

Here you can check out some strategies to cope with uncertainty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3CU2kOBt3s

4.2. Adaptation to change

  • Adaptation to change is to have the ability to seek a new stability when our physical or psychological balance is modified.
  • It is the necessary capacity to assume variations and unexpected changes related to the daily routines, without offering resistance and accepting to do things differently if circumstances so determine.
  • Today we need to adapt to global times. In this context, change is constant and unexpected, so adapting to change is essential for survival.

Check out this video which presents some tips to be more adaptable and flexible in the workplace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlmX1yWt_SI

4.3. Resilience

  • Resilience is the process of adapting well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threat, or significant sources of stress, such as family or relationship problems, serious health problems, or stressful work or financial situations.
  • Being resilient does not mean that a person does not experience difficulties or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered great adversity or trauma in their lives. In fact, the path to resilience is likely to be full of obstacles that affect our emotional state.
  • Resilience is not a characteristic that people have or do not have. It includes behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed by anyone.

If you want to start building resilience, check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNCL1glwyOI