11th June, 2024

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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We all have moments in life when we feel disorientated and unsure where to go next. Maybe there’s a sense of shame for not knowing the answer. But the truth is it’s OK not to know; it’s OK to live in uncertainty, and “wait and see” is a viable option.

When we notice and then challenge our left-brain interpreter – the bit of our brain that’s constantly trying to piece together a narrative – we can start to make clearer decisions. And instead of rushing to a solution, we can identify the next best action, even if it’s as simple as going to bed or getting some exercise.

If we rush in, we can end up solving the wrong problem or getting stressed over not being able to solve something that doesn’t have an immediate solution. We might even ignore our own emotions, suppressing the feelings that are actually trying to guide us.

In this quick dip episode, Rachel helps us take a pause, reflect, and embrace the uncertainty in our lives.

Is there an area of your life that’s in flux? What would be the next best action to take right now? Remember, “wait and see”, “go to bed”, or “have a cup of tea” are all good answers!

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Reasons to listen

  • To learn strategies for dealing with uncertainty and not having immediate solutions to problems
  • To understand how the left-brain interpreter can influence our perception of problems
  • To identify your next best action when dealing with issues, especially those causing discomfort or stress

Episode highlights


Shifting the furniture around


Beware the left-brain interpreter


Stay within your zone of power


What’s your next best action?


It’s not forever


Common mistakes we make

Episode transcript

[00:00:00] Rachel: Last year on our You Are Not a Frog retreat in Devon, we had a bunch of amazing, amazing people, some of whom knew that they needed to make a really big change in their life, make a big shift, but didn’t quite know how to do it or what to do. And we held a workshop about how to design a life you’ll love, what to do with your career, and I asked people, what was the biggest thing, holding them back. And somebody shared that they really didn’t know what the next step was, that it…

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