Impact of Covid-19

4. Longer-term planning

4.3. Dealing with uncertainty

Remember, that we do not live a life of certainty. It’s easy during times of extreme uncertainty to be nostalgic for a time when we knew what our daily lives looked and felt like. What you have experienced, however, is predictability… not certainty, and your most challenging times can also be the most rewarding. Look for the opportunities.   

You may find the Change Cycle model a useful point of reference here. 

Change Cycle model

Your mood is understandably impacted by changing events: loss, doubt, discomfort, discovery, understanding, to eventual integration. You will not feel capable of being positive every day, and that is okay and perfectly normal. Aim to find some positives through how you frame your experiences, e.g. that may be a list of small wins each day