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Coping with Uncertainty

Ways of Controlling What You Can

  1. Take screen time breaks for deep breathing, stretching, brief walks
  2. Find time to exercise and play—even walking the halls or stairs

Stay Active

  1. Brief spurts throughout the day or in longer walks or periods of exercise.
  2. More ideas on maintaining your physical health can be found here.

Create Meaning and Purpose

Meaning and purpose can be connected to spiritual belief and/or values. For example, meaning can be found in religious or cultural ceremonies, helping others, raising children, taking care of pets, sharing helpful ideas with others, and so on.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What contribution would I like to make to this world?
  • How can I be of service?
  • What meaning can I derive from my struggles and how can I direct my life based on this learning?

Some professions provide meaning for individuals—medical, educational and ministerial roles while others find meaning in artistic expression and volunteerism. This task is as unique as each individual and there are no wrong answers.