emotional wellbeing Mandy Kloppers

How to embrace an uncertain future

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How to embrace an uncertain future

It’s a harsh reality, but we need to face the idea that no one can give us the exact answers that we need to be successful and happy. We all have different needs and different aspirations. Many of the answers that we are looking for lie within us and can be accessed through self-awareness and through our own first-hand experiences.

When we are true to ourselves, when we ask for what we want and when we live a life with integrity-fear of the uncertain lessens. The more we believe in ourselves and cultivate self-reliance, the more powerful we feel. Stop listening to what others want for  you and start tuning in to want you really want for yourself. Only when you tune in to your inner wisdom will you start to find the right path.

Once you have built a strong in a foundation you will find that amid the chaos and noise around you, there will be an inner peace. You may still feel frightened but you will feel ready to face whatever comes your way.

Embracing an uncertain future is something we all have to do. Nothing is certain so we may as well get used to dealing with it. We fool ourselves by trying to control things that are actually beyond our control in order to feel safe. We insure ourselves to the hilt, we draw up contracts and we take legal action when things do not go away. We could save ourselves a lot of distress if we learned to be quiet during the chaos and to keep our ideals and goals close to us.

The more you care about what other people think, the more unhappy you will be. Other people will always have their own opinions no matter what you do so you may as well please yourself.

Be true to yourself and foster self belief. Stop the negative self talk and replace it with more positive dialogue. Remind yourself regularly of all the hardships that you have overcome this far. Remind yourself that you will face whatever comes your way.

Accept that uncertainty is a part of life-stop resisting it. A risk assessment is obviously necessary but then go for it-do not procrastinate or become indecisive. See each way forward and each new decision as an adventure-a way to learn the matter what the outcome is.

Mandy X



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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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