I’m much better at this than I used to be, but this issue can still trip me up.
If I feel overwhelmed by a problem, it can begin to take on more importance than it merits. When this happens I just need to step back and see the bigger picture – often this is enough to make me realize that things aren’t quite as dire as they first appeared.
Because here’s the thing: when I’m in the middle of a hot mess and desperate for a solution, the answer is usually a lot simpler than I think.
The trick is to give yourself some space allowing you to see the issue from a fresh perspective.
The problem’s usually not as bad as it seems.