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November 28, 2020     Daily Post

Anxiety and Solving Problems

Anxiety and Solving Problems

Feel anxious sometimes?

Solving problems while not solving problems is “anxiety”.

When lying in bed at night, or eating your lunch, or trying to get something else done… anxiety emerges when we want to solve a problem while we’re not.

You’re great at solving problems while you’re fully engaged in a particular problem. You’re terrible at doing it at 3am while half-asleep. That’s okay.

Being thankful that we get to solve problems while not solving them is “peace”.

Being mindful that the problem will still be there for us when we come back to it, and being thankful for the fact that we get to solve problems like these, removes that anxiety.

Feeling anxious? Either focus on solving the problem, or be thankful that you get to work on interesting problems.

You may just find that the added creative energy you’ll bring to your work this way will reveal better solutions anyway.