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Deal With Uncertainty

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Most people are of habit. When things go plan, we feel in control. But when life throws curveball, it can leave us feeling anxious and stress. For many Americans, life feels particularly uncertain lately, with unconventional presidential administration, social protests in news, and uncertainty in aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires. Findings from APA Stress in America Survey highlight other common ways that uncertainty Stress us out: more than third of Americans cite unexpected expenses as source of stress related to money. Nearly third of Americans say economic uncertainty is source of stress when thinking about economy. When it comes to health - related issues, around two - thirds of Americans cite uncertainty about future as source of stress. Similar Proportion Are Stressed About Possible Changes To Healthcare Policy. Research shows that people react differently to uncertainty, and that those with higher intolerance for uncertainty may be less resilient and more prone to low mood, negative or down feelings, and anxiety. No one can avoid unexpected. But these simple can help you better face life uncertainties. Be kind to yourself. Some people are better at dealing with uncertainties than others, so dont beat yourself up if your for unpredictability is lower than friends. Remind yourself that it might take time for stressful situation to resolve, and be patient with yourself in meantime. Reflect on past successes. Chances are youve overcome stressful events in pastand you will survive! Give yourself credit. Reflect on you did during that event that was helpful and what you might like to do differently this time. Develop new skills. When life is relatively calm, make point to try things outside your comfort zone. From standing up to difficult boss to trying new sport, taking risks helps you develop and skills that come in handy when life veers off course. Limit exposure to news. When were stressed about something, can be hard to look away. But compulsively checking news only keeps you wound up. Try to limit your check - ins and avoid news during times of day, such as right before bedtime. Avoid dwelling things you ca control. When uncertainty strikes, people immediately imagine worst - case scenarios. Get out of habit of ruminating about negative events. Take your own advice. Ask yourself: If friend came to me with this worry, what would I tell her? Imagining your situation from outside can often provide and fresh ideas. Engage in self - care. Dont let stress derail healthy routines. Make efforts to well, exercise, and get enough sleep. Many people find stress release in such as yoga and meditation. Seek support those you trust. Many people isolate themselves when theyre or worried. But social support important, so reach out to family and friends. Control what you can.

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Play to your strengths

Frequently repeated leadership tip is, Play your strengths. Its advice is not only bit vague, but also misleading: Often leadership involves having to deal with situations we are not accustomed to or that make us uncomfortable. And, like lot of one - size - fit - all personal advice, Play to your Strengths doesnt really give any useful information to go on. Luckily, season business coaches know how to provide guidance that is not only helpful for any but also give practical insights to build from. To help you break away from generality of playing to your strengths, 10 experts Forbes Coaches Council provide practical leadership methods that can really help you grow professionally. Strengths are for you; rely on them, but do miss opportunities to develop your other skills. Relying on just your strengths can hamper long - term growth as you face situations that your strengths. Just like developing employees, you want to create situations of controlled and failure. Take on situations that will challenge you and develop that are not your strengths. - Tony Mickle, Big Box Coaching your Strengths are trusted tools that you should use consistently, but ignore your blind spots, which are habits or unskilled areas that you are not aware that you need to develop. These growth spots potentially derail your career. Have 360 - degree assessment or get informal feedback from trusted colleagues to raise your awareness and work on developing in these important areas too. - Loren Margolis, Training & Leadership Success LLC We all have strengths and difference is about being honest with yourself and others about mitigating your weaknesses. Being authentic and open to continuous improvement will help one's career go much further than playing game of Strengths. - Jacob M. Engel, Yeda LLC way we see ourselves is often not way we are perceive. As such, leaders need to cultivate self - awareness and emotional intelligence to be mindful of their consciousness so that they can continuously uncover their blind spots. Eliminating blocks that inhibit or diminish leadership potential will serve to enhance their strengths. - Carolina Caro when people into positions of leadership, what makes them successful individually may not continue to work for long term. As number of your direct reports grows, so do impact of your weaker areas. Identify your technical or behavioral soft spots and improve them so office culture can thrive. Were only strong as our weakest link, so strengthen areas that your team depends on. - Erik Fredrickson, Erik Fredrickson Coaching some leaders are so focused on their own strengths that they will limit ability of their team members to share their strengths in different areas that can benefit organization. Dont hide behind your strengths and cut off potential areas of growth because you are not as comfortable executing with skills, technology or ways of thinking. Know when to tap into new and talent. - Tonya Echols, Vigere I love helping people and companies create talent strategies, but I do play only to my strengths day, every day.

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