Tips For Dealing With Uncertainty In Your Life

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. In a pervious post, I talked about the reasons that I feel that embracing uncertainty is helpful. You can read that post here: Learning To Be okay With The Unknown: Why Embracing Uncertainty Makes You Stronger. Today, I want to focus on things that you can do to work towards becoming better at embracing uncertainty.

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Learning To Be okay With The Unknown: Why Embracing Uncertainty Makes You Stronger

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the art of embracing uncertainty and the ways that doing so makes you stronger. I have been struggling a lot with feelings of uncertainty in my life as of late and have been struggling to feel more comfortable with them. Because of that, I have needed to remind myself why embracing uncertainty is important. After all, understanding why something is worth doing is the first step in being able to achieve it.

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010223 Update

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I just wanted to touch base and give a little update as to how things have been going in my life. Most of you already know that the last few years have been rather difficult for me. If I was to use one word to describe 2022, I would use tumultuous. It was a year that was filled with confusion and uncertainty. A year that has brought a great deal of change into my life. Some of that change has been really good and some has been really difficult. At the end of the year, in December, I took a leap of faith and I left bedside nursing to work full time as Zebra Pig. It has been about a month now. So, what has a month of full time as Zebra Pig been like?

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Willpower is a Spoon

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about willpower and how it is just another one of the metaphorical spoons that we carry around. Well, we probably get more then one, but you get the idea. Generally speaking, willpower is the “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.” [Oxford Languages] In many ways, this is a defining feature of humanity. It is something that we are much more capable of then other animals, yet most people will report that they feel they lack adequate willpower.

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Therapy for Chronic Illness

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about psychotherapy for pain management. This is an often hot topic in the support groups that I’m a part of. For reasons that I am all too familiar with, the knee jerk response to getting a referral to a therapist is that we are being dismissed. However, that might not be the case and there is research to support the use of therapy for those with chronic illness. So, let’s get it into!

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Emotional Reactivity

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about emotional reactivity. Let’s start by talking about what it means to be emotionally reactive.

When someone is emotionally reactive, they find that they are responding more strongly to normal stimuli. So things that would normal annoy them make them angry. Things that make them a little sad will cause them to cry. In general, being emotionally reactive is a state where it is easier to provoke an emotional response, but that emotional response remains appropriate to the trigger. It is important to note that this is compared to a person’s baseline emotional response. This means it is more of a response then that person would experience.

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