How To Deal With Uncertain Future?

February 19, 2018 by  
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When I quit a full-time job and started my writing gig, a lot was going through in my mind. How much time would be enough to devote to writing every week?

How long will it take to be stable in this field without worrying about work or steady income? Whether this whole writing gig will work out at all in the end or am I just wasting time and resource for nothing? There are too many things that are uncertain about the future, and it is meant to be so.

Some people tackle uncertainty well, while some get trapped in its web so deep that they fail to untangle it and make way for a better future. Worrying about an uncertain future is normal for everyone, and at one point of time, everybody goes through it. If you are worried about the future of your adopted child, then the best way to deal it is to stop worrying in the first place. Here are few ways to deal with an uncertain future of your adopted child.

Expectations are the stepping stone to disappointment – particularly when it comes to your child and his/her future. On the contrary, planning and guiding your children towards their future is probably the best for them. Set your expectations too low, and they might take it in a negative way and might be limiting their potential. Set your expectations too high, and you are making their life tougher as they keep struggling to meet your expectations. Maintaining a balance is the key.

Instead of channeling their energy, skills and time in a particular direction that you think is the best for them, let them have the option of multiple possibilities. Life doesn’t come with a handbook with a fixed set of guidelines. Be open to all kind of prospects and circumstances. This will not only motivate your child to brace failures and yet follow their passion but will also help in tapping out their potential completely.

Knowingly or unknowingly, parents more often than not burden their children with too many things. This results in the growth of the child on borderline stress levels. The adverse effects of stress both physically and psychologically on our body is nothing new – numerous ailments, health problems and sometimes chronic troubles stem from excessive stress.

Worrying about an uncertain future is basically stressing out yourself as well as the child. Consider the worst case scenario and learn to accept it and adapt yourself accordingly rather than letting fear engulf you or your child completely. And to be honest, with proper guidance and support, no matter how uncertain the future seems – it will turn out to be good enough if you want it to.

If you are too worried about an uncertain future of your child, remember this mantra and make sure your kid understands this too. Worrying about something that is yet to come is ruining the present moments that you can cherish. Practice meditating and being mindful of your surroundings – that’s the best way to approach the future.

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