The last few years of my twenties have been all about embracing uncertainty. From not knowing where we will live and work, to being away from my family for most of the year, there have definitely been times of uncertainty. Today I wanted to talk about how I do my best to embrace those uncertain things in my life and lean into what I know and trust. Before I get into it, let me tell you I am by no means perfect at this. It’s something that I’m constantly working on and perfecting. Someday, I hope to get to a point where I have so much trust in the way things will turn out, that I don’t even worry. However, I’m not quite there yet. 😉
The major things I do when I’m feeling anxious about things that are uncertain in life are—
- Lean into family members (even if they aren’t close by).
When you are feeling unsettled about a situation or path in life, I think it can be easy to internalize it and before you even know it you are dealing with that worry completely alone. It’s amazing how much a worry or fear can shrink when you talk to loved ones about it. One thing that has been hard for me is thinking about the fact that my immediate family members are far away. Sometimes I feel like I am missing moments with them. Recently when I’ve been feeling this way, I challenge myself to always pick up the phone instead of sitting and missing them. This alone can make you feel better and while it doesn’t replace being in person, it helps.
- Spend as much time as possible with God in prayer & meditation.
MAN, how scary is it when you feel like major decisions in life are too big for you to handle. In these moments, what really helps me is always coming back to the fact that it ISN’T my job to have all these answers figured out. God’s plan is far greater than mine could ever be and He will reveal things in His perfect timing! Although this timing is often different than my timing (haha), I always take comfort in the fact that He is in control so I don’t have to be. As a person who tends to want to have control, I am constantly reminding myself of this.
I’m not exactly sure what inspired me to write this post today but I’m happy to put it out there! Life is filled with so much uncertainty but we can always find comfort in God & the fact that we don’t always need to be in control, because He is. Some other things that help me stay grounded throughout uncertainty are exercise, taking long baths, snuggling with my pup, yoga, meditation, filling my diet with healthy & regular meals, and getting lots of sleep when I can.