How-To: Translate Your Worries Into Analytical Thinking
There’s an old saying my mother used to tell me, and that’s when you dwell on trouble, you make it double. In other words, worrying only breeds additional problems. Not only does it limit your ability to think creatively and craft solutions to your initial problem, but also it can interfere with your ability to get a good night’s rest, which can adversely affect every other aspect of your life.
However, with a little practice, you can train your mind to analytically dismantle your worries, and Self-Worth Digest is going to tell you how in seven easy steps!
- The moment you find yourself entertaining negative thoughts, get a piece of paper and write down the time and date.
- Second, make a list of things you did on that day, both good and bad, and describe how each of them made you feel.
- Now write down the issue that is concerning you. Remember, this is the problem that you want your brain to solve.
- Summarize the solution/answer you are seeking in one statement. For example: How can I increase my monthly savings?
- After writing down this fundamental question, turn off the lights and repeat the same query in your mind until you fall asleep. This can sometimes be rather boring but it is imperative that you meditate on the problem for as long as you’re able.
Repeat the above procedure every day until you get an answer. This could take days, weeks, months, perhaps even years, but rest assured that eventually you will find a solution to your conflict!
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