GIODN Official Blog
VP Thoughts – Managing uncertainty
- July 29, 2021
- Posted by: Dr. Cindy Banyai
- Category: Thoughts
One thing we’ve learned from the COVID19 pandemic is the only certain thing is change. We are weathering uncertainty in the work place, in the market, and in public and social protocol. Business leaders and experts are looking at uncertainty fatigue and its relationship to burnout. Not being able to reasonably predict what will happen in the near future leaves us feeling uneasy. Right now we are burdened with fluctuations in routine. Individually these small changes may not seem like much, but across the many areas of life they can leave us feeling uncertain. This uncertainty drains our energy because we have to constantly think, plan, and react. Routines help us save energy. We can then use that energy toward succeeding in work and indulging in our family and hobbies. Identifying these burnout components can help us overcome them, before we quit our job or move to the Maldives. And if quitting or running away isn’t on your list of burnout coping strategies, you can try exercise, getting out into nature, or creating a calm atmosphere. Here’s to hoping we can all make it through the uncertainty.