9 July 2014
Looking at issues from another perspective (and how it helps you solve them)

Are you always stressing about a million problems that you’ve created in your head that probably aren’t even real (this quote sums it up nicely)? Join the club!

It’s okay to question things every now and then, but somehow we usually question the negative things. Why not take a look at things from a different perspective? A wise man named Albert Einstein once said: “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” In other words, we have to change our perspective if we want to make a change. It may seem easier said than done, but let’s give it a try.

Does it really matter?
Just take a moment to think about your current biggest problem. Is it really that important? If you had dealt with this problem a year ago, would it still be important now? Many things seem so important to us, that it almost consumes us. If the worst moments of last year or the year before are irrelevant now, the worst things of this year will probably pass too, right? Next time you’re struggling to get perspective, ask why you do something.

Stop thinking what others might think
Then there’s problems that aren’t so much about what you think, but more about what others think. We’re constantly reflecting on our own lives – Instagram and Facebook are great examples of media that make us doubt ourselves. Stop worrying about what other people think for a second. Instead, think about what makes you happy. True friends will understand.

This too shall pass
Remember, there are a lot of good things going on as well. Yet we often take the good things for granted. Take a moment to think about what you’ve achieved and ignore the struggles you had to go through to get there. Life is short and it’s happening now, so let’s enjoy!

(image via Pinterest/judithknuvers) 

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