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The Only Constant Is Change


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The only constant is change. - Heraclitus.

When life throws you lemons, you make…. wait. What if they aren’t even lemons? Uncertainty is an inevitable part of life, so how can we deal with the metaphorical lemon (or any other fruit, really?) to reset ourselves and emerge a stronger person? Here are some resources on dealing with uncertainty in exceptional times.



1. The Art of Being Yourself by Caroline McHugh

People will be more satisfied if they realise that the only job they have in life is to be as good as they can possibly be at being themselves: a unique and less-conscious individual.

Source: The Art of Being Yourself (2013, February 15). TED.


2. Breaking the Anxiety Cycle through Kindness by Steven Zanella

According to Steven Zanella, who had spent a large part of his life worrying about uncertainties, practising positive thoughts allows you to feel less fearful about the unknown, and instead, see it as an infinite possibility.

Source: Breaking the Anxiety Cycle through Kindness (2016, February 2). TED.


Stories on the Internet

1. 9 Tips for Dealing with Uncertainty & Anxiety Right Now
Katya Fernandez. Published on Centre for Creative Leadership, 3 Dec 2018.

This article presents practical and simple tips to change the way you think and feel in times of uncertainty. Intentional focus, looking on the bright side, and meditating, these are just some of the few ways you can feel better without even leaving your chair.


2. Six Tips to Deal with Uncertainty
Eleonore Voisard. Published on BBC.com, 2 May 2020.

The loss of control over many basic and important things in life is a cause for anxiety about many things: work, finances, and health. The article together with a companion video suggests ways in which we can feel more centred.



The Daily Stoic

Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman

Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.
The writer, Ryan Holiday gives advice and guidance on how to live a life of calm, serenity and resilience in order to live well day by day.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House Publishing Group, 2012.

Though uncertainty is a part of life, Taleb explains what it means to be antifragile and how such an attitude keeps us strong.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


Thriving Through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You

Tama Kieves

Penguin Publishing Group, 2018.
While staying at home, pick up this book to find out how to take charge of yourself and succeed in times of uncertainty.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity

Catherine A. Sanderson

BenBella Books, Inc., 2019.
Discover the power of a positive mindset and how it promotes a happy and healthier wellbeing.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate

Adams Media

Adams Media, 2017.
This book offers accessible ways to care for one’s self. When refreshed and strong, it is easier to face the world and care for others in return.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World

Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

HarperAudio, 2018.
This audiobook brings together Gaiman’s writings on the importance of art and creativity, to be bold when faced with difficulties and hardships. Art can transform the world.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


Lean Out: A Meditation On the Madness of Modern Life

Tara Henley

Appetite by Random House, 2020.
When the writer faced health problems due to her stressful lifestyle, she embarked on a quest to find out what it means to drop out of the rat race and strive for meaningful connections.
Borrow the eBook with the app or online.


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