When I was studying in college, I sold and serviced computer as
freelance job. To repair a computer, the process is quite
straightforward. Understand the problem, identify possible causes and
solutions until it get solved.
In one special case, I couldn't solve the problem no matter how I tried. I would
reinstall the software, change the memory card, change the power supply and
tried everything possible. But each time I restarted the computer, the
problem came back again and again.
Hours passed by. My head was overloaded with
possible solutions. Sweat
came down from my forehead. I was distressed. And my patience gradually
I gave up. I took a rest and drank a cup of tea. For a few minutes, I
forgot I had a computer to repair. And after a while, I went back to
repair it again. Strangely enough, I found the solution within
And this did not happen only once. On several occasions, I realized I could solve difficult
problem just by walking away from it momentarily.
this has to do with your health?
Life is full of challenges and difficulties. We may be faced with
relationship problems, financial problems and work problems. This often
creates stress that wears down our body.
And prolong stress makes us
sick. Stress can even create more negative impact on your health
compared to unhealthy food. So what can we do about it?
When we are stuck in the middle of a
problem, we are often so preoccupied with the problem itself. The problem consumes us. And we become part of the
problem. Therefore, we fail to see the whole picture.
Digging a hole for
digging a big hole with you inside it. The more you dig, the deeper you
get. You are going nowhere. You can only see the muddy floor and wall.
Suddenly you stop the digging and take a rest. You carefully look
around. And for the first time you look at the top. Only then you know
you are actually in a big hole!
Now you realize you do not need any
more digging. What you need is a rope to get you out of that muddy
How do you solve
difficult life challenges
you are faced with difficult problems, what can do you? Try to
withdraw yourself from the problem, mentally and physically. Take a
rest or a nap. Have a cup of coffee. Go for a walk.
importantly, empty your mind.
When you are ready, go back to the
problem. By now, you may be able to see the problem from a different angle. You
may suddenly realize something you did not think of previously. The
solution may just pop out from your head.
And maybe you may find this is not a problem after all.
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