Does this ever happen to you? You have a problem – maybe it’s just a niggle or perhaps it’s a full blown issue – and you simply don’t know where to begin to solve it?
You stick it in the back of your mind as best as you can, but of course it’s still there – gnawing away at you.
Little niggles have a way of chipping away at your happiness. They keep returning and take up a lot of valuable headspace.
Bigger problems eat your time and energy, snowballing and creating knock-on effects in other areas of your life.
If you’re used to complaining about problems or burying your head in the sand and hoping they’ll go away, it’s time to get proactive!
A few years ago I developed a system for my own problem solving and it really helps me reframe problems as challenges. Now I take action and get to the bottom of things before they start spreading like wildfire into other areas of my life.
Here’s the Project Me 3 step system for figuring it out.
What’s the problem? What could be better?
What ideas do you have to make things better? Where can you source good ideas?
What actions can you take? When will you take them?
You’ll be amazed at how often it really is that simple. Problems in our head seem huge, but on paper and with possible actions written beside them, they shrink.
Scheduling in solution time is crucial. No matter how busy you are, taking the time to pause and assess is always worth it.
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So, how committed you are on a scale of 1 – 10 to stop living with problems and start taking action! Let us know in the comments below.
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Mixing practicality with self-awareness, Kelly helps mothers get on top of their endless to-do’s, set goals and improve their lives one small step at a time.
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