- Pretend you’re someone else.
Think about your problem and try to imagine what LITERALLY ANY OTHER PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH WOULD DO. Imagine someone who you consider to be the most stress-free, levelheaded, brilliant problem-solver. Imagine how they would find a conclusion to your problem without any added judgments or anxieties to worry about. Now take that conclusion as a rare, judgement-free approach and try to imagine all the possible outcomes that you can yield from this new perspective. Do this again and again until you’ve seen the problem from as many angles as humanly possible. Do this until you feel like you can see every single person’s motives all at the same time.
- Back to you.
And we’re back! Your own perspective, in your own head, and all the looming anxiety of your own problems all over again. Bummer, but kind of cool BECAUSE NOW YOU HAVE THE BENEFIT OF ADDED PERSPECTIVE.