Not being able to predict how something will turn out — a job, a relationship, a health concern, etc. — is stressful and sometimes paralyzing. As a patient of mine explained, “It’s the not knowing that makes me miserable and keeps me up at night.”
Learning to let go of the things that are beyond your personal control is easier said than done. Telling someone to “stop worrying so much” is useless advice.
Here is a tool that can help — the Responsibility Transfer. Taken from The Charisma Myth, it is the best strategy I know to alleviate the discomfort of uncertainty.
The unproductive worry that accompanies uncertainty can leave many of us feeling like Atlas buckling under the weight of the world on our shoulders. After this exercise, I guarantee you will feel lighter, stronger and worry-free.
I wish you all the best,
Dr. Samantha Boardman
Originally published at positiveprescription.com.
Originally published at medium.com