Uncertainty, risk and change

When the world changes, it’s easy to feel stressed. That’s because stress is wanting to do two things at the same time–stay and go.

When we’re surrounded by people who are also seeking control over an uncontrollable situation, it magnifies those feelings.

It’s okay, probably even helpful, to begin by clarifying the emotions that we’re feeling, especially when we’re apparently talking about something else. Panic is never a useful plan, and it’s even worse if it seems to be about something else.

People rarely say, “I wish I’d panicked more.”

Day by day, step by step, the present becomes the future, and we make the best decisions that we can.


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