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Problem solving

There are many ways to solve a problem using your intuition. You can begin solving a problem by first writing down your issue on paper, and then thinking about it

Work Life Balance

Many of us would like to lead a more balanced life, however, we are not exactly sure how we are spending all of our time – except for the most

Problem solving

There are many ways to solve a problem using your intuition. You can begin solving a problem by first writing down your issue on paper, and then thinking about it for a few minutes. After you have written down the challenge, ask yourself the following questions:

1) What should I do to solve this issue?

2) What are some alternatives to solving the issue?

3) What would analytically be the best solution?

4) What would I emotionally prefer?

Quiet your mind by going to a place without any type of distraction or noise. Sit or lay down in a comfortable place, and relax your body. An answer may appear in your mind in the form of a thought, voice or image.

1) Imagine yourself once the challenge is solved.

2) Imagine your life and the world where the problem is solved.

The voice or image is your subconscious mind telling you a potential answer. Write down any thoughts or answers that may appear in your mind. Keep asking your self questions, and writing down any thoughts that you have in response to those questions. When you mind stops talking, read and review what you have written. See if the answer to your challenge is displayed in the writing. If your problem or challenge is more complex than having a simple answer, then research and gather all available information about your challenge. In order to conduct the proper research in order to properly gather information:

1) Conduct internet searches

2) Review printed and electronic literature

3) Speak with others

4) Conduct as mush research as possible

Work on the issue as intensely as you can until you are satisfied with the amount of information that you have compiled. Once you feel like you have enough information to logically think through the challenge, go back to the beginning of this article, and use your mind to come up with a solution. Sometimes the issue will not be resolved instantly, but may require time for you to keep thinking about the details. The amount of time may be hours, days, weeks or months. Sometimes it helps to forget about the issue or challenge for a while, and this helps the solution to appear in your mind. Some additional techniques for problem solving are using symbols or imagery to help you to find a solution to your challenge, click here to read about these techniques.

Work Life Balance

Many of us would like to lead a more balanced life, however, we are not exactly sure how we are spending all of our time – except for the most obvious tasks such as working and sleeping. In order to obtain a better understanding of how we are spending our lives, take a moment to fill out how you are filling your time during one week.

Examples of tasks

1) Weekly necessities a) Sleeping b) Grooming (showering, dressing, personal care) c) Preparing meals d) Eating e) Food shopping f) Cleaning the house g) Performing errands h) Exercise

2) Work a) Full or part time job b) Commuting c) Other work-relating activities

3) Learning/Education a) Reading in order to learn a new topic or subject b) School c) Educational T.V. or computer time d) Studying and homework e) Other learning activities

4) Leisure/Play a) Television, game or computer time b) Socializing c) Time with family, spouse, or significant other d) Sports e) Reading for pleasure f) Other leisure or play activities

After you have recorded how you spend your time, add the total number of hours that you have spent per week on necessities, work, learning and play. This will help you to understand how your life is currently being spent, and how you may be able to change this if you would like to.

Once you are aware of how you are spending your time, it will be easier to create work/life balance (if this is what you desire). You can balance your weekly necessities, work, leisure and learning on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis – whatever works best for you. This website can help you to plan what you would like to do with the extra time in your life for leisure, work and education.

You are the creator of your life. No matter how much of your life seems to be controlled by exterior influences, there is always a part that you have control over. You can also increase the amount of control that you have over your life, and decrease the external forces that seem to control your time. This will be accomplished by creating clarity over what you want. This clarity will be you focus, meaning, and not allow you to be seduced by meaningless activities in your life. This is your life – and you deserve to control it and spend the time how you desire.