How to Take the Power out of Problems

How to Take the Power out of Problems

Have you ever had a day filled with problems? Yesterday was such a day. My website pulled up a different website! I received a direct deposit that I was not supposed to, which created a hassle to rectify. I needed to do a mandatory training, and the training link wouldn’t pull up. After spending several hours on the phone trying to solve these problems, my neck went out. It was tired of problems!

I regained my peace though. Here’s how:
1. I did what I could and moved on. (I couldn’t linger — I had too many problems to solve!)
2. I prayed, wrote my problems out, and put them in a God box. Turning to a spiritual source always helps!
3. I affirmed that the problems would pass.
4. I focused on my priorities. As Don Sprenger said in my DADLY Wisdom book, “We either live by pressures or by priorities.” Thus, I still did my priorities— worked on my book and went to the gym.
5. I did less, not more. I once heard that if you are overwhelmed, do less, not more. I almost went to a night meeting, but after a hectic day of “problem management,” I chose to relax at home.
6. I called a friend and told her my tale. By the end, I was breathing deeper and smiling. Sharing always helps!
7. I went to bed at a good hour. I slept well, which equipped me to handle my problems with peace.

The Next Day – The blazing fire of my problems has gotten smaller. Some are solved, and others are still smoldering. Eventually, they will all die out. Solutions always come.

What helps you take the power out of your problems?