According to Dr. David Rock, the author of Handbook of NeuroLeadership, not knowing what will happen next is unsettling for humans and can be debilitating because it requires additional neural energy. Put simply, our brains have to work harder to process the unexpected.
So what happens when life throws you a curveball? Taking ownership of what you can control (how you interpret and respond), instead of focusing on the uncontrollable. Here are some strategies that can help:
- Acknowledge emotions- Journaling is a great way to address our emotions
- Focus on values
- Shift perspectives
- Be self-compassionate: Self-compassionate individuals offer kindness to themselves and others rather than judgment and harsh critiques.
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