Recent events made our lives unpredictable. They took us out of our comfort zone and into unknown territory, adding to our previous fears by making us tread uncharted waters. We might have been in a pleasant state, without a worry in the world. We had hopes and dreams and plans that are now uncertain. It changed the way in which we live by altering various aspects of our lives – we had to socially distance ourselves, we were bombarded with alarming news and statistics, some people faced unemployment, children lost access to education, and many more worrying examples. These made our anxiety peak. Fear of the unknown is truly one to rule them all.
In the end, you become what you give your attention to. If you focus only on the negative aspects of life, you will only see those. If you constantly worry about exams, that’s all you’ll be able to think about. If you are angry about the uncertainty of future events (for example, how school or university will be reopening), you will be caught in a loop of frustration. These will make you distrust yourself, others, your countries’ institutions, and life in general. Take advantage of the power of your thoughts and make a change.
While facing difficult times, it is better to be patient. Watch as events unfold, pay attention to people around you, research, and study to understand things that scare you. If you feel courageous, you can even come up with practical solutions to improve your situation. Just be aware that sometimes bad things are good at a higher level, these are the drivers of evolution. Be open to the unknown and to change, and see where it takes you.