THE MIND AND UNCERTAINTY

We are facing uncertain times now with the outbreak of a pandemic and it will also not be the last time we face it. It really depends on how you deal with it. 

 

What is uncertainty?

 

Uncertainty is a lack of conviction/certainty. In the same category (as uncertainty) is doubt, doubtfulness, mistrust, question, skepticism, suspicion, and wonder. We are unsure of what will happen next.

 

How does uncertainty affect your mind?

 

Below is a picture of different brain maps.

 

 

Being held in the space of uncertainty for pro-longed periods of time, leads to anxiousness. Anxiousness is closely related to depression, and many times considered the antecedent of depression (in other words anxiousness leads to depression). You will see t...