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Accepting the bad hand you’ve been given and laughing about it online isn’t really the worst way to deal with hardship. According to According to the American Psychological Association (APA), people respond to uncertainty differently, and people with high uncertainty intolerance are less resilient and more likely to feel bad or more prone to negative or depressed feelings and anxiety.

The organization also offers these simple steps that can help you feel in control.

First of all, be kind to yourself. Some people deal with uncertainty better than others, so don’t blame yourself for having a lower tolerance for unpredictability than your friends. Remember that stressful situations can take some time to resolve, and try to be patient with yourself over time.

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