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Manage uncertainty

Your brain loves certainty. So, it may be more challenging to stay curious during times of stress or upheaval.

If you are in a state of uncertainty, it is helpful to move into a self-management approach with two key questions:

  • What can I control or influence?
  • What is not in my control or influence?

The insight is that we control far less than we think and influence far more than we realise. When you stop trying to manage what you can't change, your anxiety will lessen, leaving more space for curiosity.

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