I like to think that I am quite good at solving problems… as long as they aren’t my own.
It is easier to solve other people’s problems because you are not so emotionally wrapped up in them.
As a result, it is possible to look at the situation in a from a neutral perspective and come to a solution using the powers of reason and logic.
When you are trying to solve your own problems, a range of different factors (e.g. your emotions, your past experiences and your specific hopes and fears) are added to the equation.
As a result, the decision making process is much more complicated and finding a solution to the problem becomes much more difficult.
Recently, I have been trying to come up with some tactics to help me deal with problems because curling up in a ball and having a minor existential breakdown wasn’t proving to be the most effective solution.
I think that one of the best ways to deal with present problems is put them into perspective by reflecting on problems that you have faced in the past.
Most problems tend to be much less intimidating in hindsight.