Our brains prefer to know of the outcomes one way or another instead of being stuck not knowing what lies ahead. Often when we don’t know what lies ahead we are pushed into a sea of unknowing that gives us a high level of anxiety. This is because, if we don’t know what lies ahead, then we can’t protect ourselves from danger. Our brain goes into over drive thinking of all the possible scenarios that could happen, it’s a lot better when we know, then at least it’s not a mystery and we can be on guard.
- Job uncertainty can take a greater negative toll on your health than actually losing a job because of how nervous you are the entire time.
- Your brain is constantly updating and it’s like an overprotective parent when things are uncertain. It’s even active while we’re sleeping.
- It is best to accept uncertainty because there will always be uncertain events in our life. If we don’t we can be tricked into thinking everything will always be safe and secure.
“Sometimes the brain prefers to know an outcome one way or another to take the edge off. Studies show that you’re calmer anticipating pain than anticipating uncertainty because pain is certain.”