We face problems every day. We can fix some problems easily, but other problems are not as easy to solve. When we do not take action, stress can build up until we do not know what to do next.
This is an easy way to tackle problems. The next time you are facing a problem, follow these steps:
Step 1: Decide what the problem is. Try to be as exact as possible. It is easier to solve a problem when you know what needs to be fixed.
Step 2: Think of different solutions or end goals. Think of as many as you can. Write them all down, even if they seem silly.
Step 3: Pick the solution that you think will work best.
Step 4: Decide what you need to do to try your solution. This is your plan. You can break your plan into smaller steps if you need to.
Step 5: Put your plan into action. Remember to use your balanced thinking skills.
Step 6: Look back to see if your plan worked. If it did not work, pick a different solution from your list in Step 2 and make a new plan. Keep going until you find a solution that works.