The Waiting Room

What waiting for my cancer results taught me about uncertainty

Recommended resources

What to do when you have to wait and can’t stop worrying
https://psychcentral.com/blog/what-to-do-when-you-have-to-wait-and-cant-stop-worrying/

Be less anxious while you wait
https://thriveglobal.com/stories/be-less-anxious-while-you-wait/

The waiting is the hardest part, but you can make it easier
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/ulterior-motives/201407/the-waiting-is-the-hardest-part-you-can-make-it-easier

5 ways to handle uncertainty
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-ways-to-handle-uncertai_b_13326476

5 science-backed tips to help you deal with uncertainty
https://www.happier.com/blog/how-deal-uncertainty-without-losing-your-mind/

7 ways to deal with uncertainty
https://tinybuddha.com/blog/7-ways-to-deal-with-uncertainty/

11 ways successful people overcome uncertainty
https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/12/21/11-ways-successful-people-overcome-uncertainty/#465adfd82475

The anxiety of waiting is hell, but it doesn’t have to be
https://medium.com/@pricelindy/the-anxiety-of-waiting-is-hell-but-it-doesnt-have-to-be-9377f7a326e4

Josh Martin
Josh Martin is the creative force behind Badge of Awesome. He lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada and is the author of "Misadventure Musings: Lessons learned from life's awesome and absurd moments" and "The Overcoming Obstacles Handbook."

One thought on “The Waiting Room

  1. Dan Martin says:

    Great article again. Solid advice about the need to be patient and to focus only on the elements within our control. The tips on activities to do are practical (with, I notice, numerous references to wine). Thanks, too, for the links to the excellent articles. Very helpful!

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