Deal with uncertainty

Where I am seeing people struggle the most is the uncertainty of it all. When are we going back to work? When will schools open up? Will I have a job in 6 months? When things do open up, can I still WFH?


Our inner planners are freaking out. Here is a quick tip on how to deal — make a flow chart of options. If we open up in a month, this is what elements of my life will look like. Six months, this. Nine months, this.


You can still plan, but you just need to do it a few times to see all the scenarios.


Try it. Trust me, getting something down on paper will make this whole thing feel a bit more manageable.