Finding Certainty in Times of Chaos: How to Focus on What You Can Control and Find Hope in Uncertainty

Aaron Bouren
3 min readMay 15, 2023

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In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with news and media that can make us feel uncertain and anxious about the future. It can be easy to get caught up in the chaos of world events and lose sight of what really matters in our lives. However, during these times of uncertainty, it is important to remember that there are things we can control and things we cannot. By focusing on what we can control, we can regain a sense of certainty and security in our lives.

One of the most important things we can control is our own mindset. While we cannot control the events happening around us, we can control how we react to them. It is easy to get caught up in negative thoughts and feelings, but by practicing gratitude and focusing on the positive aspects of our lives, we can shift our mindset to a more positive and hopeful one.

Another thing we can control is how we spend our time. With so much negativity in the news, it can be easy to get sucked into social media and other distractions. However, by focusing on activities that bring us joy and fulfillment, we can improve our mental health and overall well-being. Whether it’s spending time with loved ones, pursuing a hobby, or simply taking a walk in nature, it’s important to prioritize activities that bring us happiness and peace.

It’s also important to focus on our physical health during times of uncertainty. Exercise and a healthy diet can help boost our immune systems and improve our overall health. By taking care of our bodies, we can feel more in control of our lives and better equipped to handle any challenges that come our way.

Another important aspect of regaining a sense of certainty is focusing on our relationships. During times of uncertainty, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone. However, by connecting with friends and loved ones, we can feel supported and cared for. Whether it’s a phone call, text message, or video chat, it’s important to stay connected with those who matter most to us.

While we cannot control the events happening in the world, we can control how we respond to them. By focusing on what we can control, we can regain a sense of certainty and security in our lives. We can also find hope by looking for the positive aspects of our lives and focusing on the things that bring us joy and fulfillment. In times of uncertainty, it’s important to remember that we are not alone and that there are people who care about us and are here to support us.

It’s also important to remember that uncertainty and chaos are a natural part of life. While it can be challenging to navigate these times, they also provide us with an opportunity for growth and learning. By facing challenges head-on and learning from them, we can become stronger and more resilient.

One of the most important things we can do during times of uncertainty is to take care of ourselves. This means getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and taking time for self-care. By prioritizing our own well-being, we can better cope with stress and uncertainty.

It’s also important to remember while we may have different opinions and beliefs, we are all human beings who share a common bond. By coming together and supporting one another, we can get through even the toughest of times.

During times of uncertainty and chaos, it’s important to focus on what we can control. By taking care of ourselves, staying connected with loved ones, and focusing on the positive aspects of our lives, we can regain a sense of certainty and security. While uncertainty is a natural part of life, we can find hope and strength by facing challenges head-on and learning from them. Remember, we are not alone, and together, we can get through anything.

Originally published at https://aaronbouren.com on May 15, 2023.

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Aaron Bouren

Aaron Bouren, CEO of Bouren Ventures, is an entrepreneur, public speaker, sales trainer, and marketing expert. Learn more at aaronbouren.com