Dealing with uncertainty in 3 steps

Although we often manage to pretend it doesn’t exist, uncertainty is an integral part of our lives. With the collective crisis we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more apparent, and in the education community, this is true for learners and teachers alike. It affects us to varying degrees, depending on our situation, personality and past experiences. The good news is that we can learn to deal with it. Here’s how. Take a break

Taking a break when you feel unsettled is an excellent reflex to develop. As stress expert Sonia Lupien explains in one of her articles, our bodies don’t know the difference between “absolute stress”, which is a real threat to our lives, and “relative stress”. Relative stress occurs when we find ourselves in a situation with one or more of the following characteristics: poor control, unpredictability, novelty and a threat to our ego.

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