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As humans, one of the interesting and often intriguing attributes could be the moments of unclarity and confusion we tend to have. I said interesting because it is one of the moments if you can handle it effectively could open up doors to insights and even greater clarity. On the other hand, it is intriguing as the moments of unclarity could come just moments after you have had your moments of clarity.

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Most people when they go through moments of unclarity tend to feel bad about themselves, feel depressed and unfulfilled. This to me is an ineffective way of handling moments of unclarity. In this post, I will share with you the effective approaches toward regaining clarity during your moments of unclarity. These approaches are approaches I have used in the time past during days of unclarity.

Accept It As What It Is

The first approach I believe towards overcoming unclarity is to accept that it is what it is. There is no point in trying to live in denial of it.

Accept it and work to overcome it. You do not need to see unclarity as a bad omen or something to be ashamed of, every human goes through moments of unclarity.

Practice Reflection

Unclarity simply means something is not clear to you. Taking out time to reflect or introspect will help you clarify things for yourself. What reflection does for you is that it helps you to reach within you to find the answers and energy you need to move on.

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Reflection gives you also the opportunity to cast your mind back on where you are coming from, the journey you are on up to the point of your unclarity. That will help you appreciate the reason why you are on the journey, the things you have achieved for yourself and the reason why you need to keep going.

Journal Your Thoughts

The ancient art of writing is one that many often overlook. Writing is so powerful that it can help bring healing and clarity to you. This great art and its ability to help resolve unclarity are one of the many things I learned from my late father. Days when he was unsure of what to do, he would sit down at his reading table and begin to journal his thoughts. One day I asked him why he wrote his thoughts down, he told me that whenever he writes, he feels as though someone opens up the door of his mind.

And that is what writing or journaling does for you, it unlocks the door of your mind helping you gain clarity into things. No wonder, William Zinsser stated that ‘writing is thinking on paper.

Speak To Someone Else

Talking to someone during your moments of unclarity will go a long way in helping you overcome it. It is one of the time-tested and commonly accepted approaches.

This is why people speak to consultants, coaches and mentors. Oftentimes, the person you are speaking to may not even have to say a word to you but just listening could allow you to muster the courage to face your unclarity and find a way through for yourself.

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If you don’t already have someone in your life who you can speak to during your moments or days of unclarity, work on building that relationship today. In a future post, I will write about how you can look out for and create this kind of relationship.

Take A Break

Unclarity oftentimes is a result of stress. Taking a break can help you refocus your mind. So learn to take breaks. When you decide to take breaks, give yourself permission to engage in other activities or some of your hobbies. You can go out and take a walk. You can hit the gym, you can go down the field and jog or sprint. You can hang out with friends. You can take the time to spend time with your family or even go on vacation.

Your unclarity may simply be your brain telling you to take a break.

Give It Time

There is an old saying that ‘time reveals all things’. So when you have tried the above strategies I have shared and you are still struggling with unclarity, then give it time. Unclarity is like a thick cloud hanging out in the sky that will always lift with time. So, give it time.

Closing Thoughts

In this post, I have shared with you 6 strategies for regaining clarity during your moments of unclarity. I have tried each one of the strategies above and I can tell you they work. Many kinds of research exist that attest to them too.

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This article was first published on 11th July 2022


Ifegwu-Mbonu Victor is a Personal Growth and Leadership Trainer who provides training and coaching to individuals and organizations.

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