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Seek Solutions, not more problems



Introduction


It can be hard to think about solutions when you have a problem. It’s easier to stay focused on the problem itself, but this is not an effective way to overcome your problems. If you find yourself facing difficulties causing stress in your life and making it hard to focus on anything else, take some time to analyse the situation and devise creative ways of solving them!



Seek Solutions

  • Seek solutions with a positive mindset

  • Seek solutions with a creative mindset

  • Seek solutions with a hopeful mindset

  • Seek solutions with a helpful mindset

  • Seek solutions with a patient mindset

  • Seek solutions with a flexible mindset and grateful perspective



Find a creative way to solve the problem.


In the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", Stephen Covey tries to teach his readers how to solve problems and become more effective by finding solutions rather than just complaining about them. He emphasised several points that can be applied to any area of life:

  • Be creative in your thinking (instead of being negative)

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help (there are usually people who are willing and able to help you)

  • Don’t be scared of trying something new (be open-minded about things you might not have tried before)

  • Don’t be afraid of failing at first - everyone does it sometimes, but how we learn from our mistakes makes us better at solving problems later on.


It’s ok to take a break from your problems and enjoy life.


Many people with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues feel they must constantly be battling their problems. For example, many people with depression will put off going on vacation because they think they won’t be able to enjoy it while they are still suffering from their illness.

However, this is not true – it is perfectly fine to take a break and do things that make you happy! It doesn't mean that the situation will change overnight, but taking care of yourself by doing something positive can help you get through your tough times.




Don’t see solutions or solutions with a negative mindset.


You have a negative mindset if you see problems as the norm and solutions as the exception. You have a neutral mindset if you see both equally but aren't particularly excited about either. And finally, you have a positive mindset if you focus on finding solutions more than on problems.

The is a long list of things that can be done to turn your attitude around:

  • Write down three good things that happened today (or even this morning). Don't just write down anything; think about it and come up with something specific, like "the sun rose today" or "I got to spend time with my grandpa."

  • Ensure your environment is conducive to positivity (i.e., don't keep pictures of exes in your house).

  • Surround yourself with people who make you feel good about yourself instead of dragging you down—even if those people are fictional friends in books!



Seek solutions with a positive mindset.


A positive mindset is a choice, a habit, and a mindset. It's the way you think about things that happen to you in your life. A positive mindset is focused on the solution instead of problems or obstacles. This thinking mentality helps you succeed in whatever you do because when life throws challenges at us, we can use them as opportunities to grow and improve ourselves by overcoming our fears and learning from our mistakes. You may be asking yourself how I can change my thinking. Well, first of all, it's not easy. If I could give some advice to help make this easier for everyone, here goes.



Get help from someone who has a positive mindset.


You're trying to solve a problem, so see if you can find someone who is in the same situation and has found a solution. It's even better if they have solved similar problems before because they have experience solving them and could give you sound advice on how to do it yourself!



Read books about people who have solved similar problems in creative ways.


Books can help you to see how others have solved problems, and they can help you to get out of a rut.

When it seems like the world is against you, reading about others who faced similar situations and overcame them can give you hope for your own life. Reading about creative solutions will also inspire creativity within yourself.




Think about solutions that could have worked but haven’t yet, and see what needs to change for them to work.


Before beginning your search, it’s essential to assess the situation. What is the problem? How are you experiencing it? And what are some potential solutions?


Often, people tend to go straight into problem-solving mode without stopping and thinking about their thoughts or feelings. This is a fast way for problems to get worse before they get better—and one of the reasons many people end up in therapy! It’s essential not just to identify what isn’t working in our lives but also why it isn’t working, which requires taking some time on our own and talking with others who might have a different perspective than ours.



Ask for help from people you trust.

  • If you’re having trouble finding solutions to your problems, ask someone who is positive and has solved similar issues. They can give you great advice on how to work through this situation as well, l as some helpful tips for moving forward.

  • You could also ask for help from someone with a positive mindset because they will be able to help ground you in reality and eliminate any negativity surrounding the problem. A person with this mindset can see all the obstacles in front of them and still find ways around them or make them irrelevant altogether! This perspective can help solve problems like yours because their attitude is always “yes, we can!” no matter what happens next (even if things go wrong).

  • Another idea would be asking friends or co-workers who have creative mindsets about how they approach situations like yours; these types of people usually come up with unique ways around difficult situations because they think outside the box so often - which means they may have some great insights into how best deal with such issues too! Plus, being creative doesn't necessarily mean being artistic; there's nothing wrong with thinking outside.



When you seek solutions for your problems, you’re hopeful and find more energy to be positive.


If you think about the things that have gone wrong in your life, can you come up with some solutions? For example, if a friend or family member has let you down, do you see ways to mend the relationship or move on?



You're more likely to be happy when you focus on solutions rather than problems. Think about what makes you feel good and how it can help solve your problems.

You must have a positive mindset to seek solutions and not more problems. You also must be creative and realistic and don’t get too big or too small with your ideas. It has to be something that is not too easy or hard for you to accomplish.



Conclusion


If you want to be happier, seek solutions, not problems. Don’t see the world with a negative mindset, and don’t see solutions with a negative attitude, either. People who are happy in life find creative ways to solve their problems by seeing the bigger picture instead of focusing on what went wrong. If you want your life to change for the better, then start today!



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