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How to Use Psychological Distance to Become a Better Problem Solver

How to Use Psychological Distance to Become a Better Problem Solver

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Introduction to Problem Solving

Life is about finding a way of living that makes you the happiest. However, that’s not always easy, and we all have to deal with obstacles and problems we don’t expect. Whether your problems stem from work, personal or emotional matters, a simple mindset shift can change how you go about them. Th...

What is Problem Solving?

Problem-solving refers to the ability to tackle new, difficult situations with relative ease. It isn’t a personality trait or a certain characteristic that only some possess; rather, it’s a way of thinking developed through

Problem Solving and Thinking Logically

However, problem solving isn’t necessarily the same as thinking logically. Instead, it requires taking a step back from the problem itself and attempting to think outside the box, something that cannot always be done pragmatically. That’s why the skill of problem solving is so valuable to your pe...

How Can Problem Solving Benefit You?

Whether you’re looking for a way to establish your business or brand, or just growing personally, being a strong problem solver can help you in many ways, including:

  •  Successfully guiding your life or your business down the path you want, independently of the roadblocks that confront y...

How To Turn Yourself Into A Problem Solver: Step-by-Step

1. Sit in a calm, relaxed place.

2. Think about the first problem you want to solve in your life.

3. Once you can clearly identify the problem, imagine that the problem is happening to a friend of yours, not to you.

4. Take detailed notes on the advice you would give your friend...

Why does this all work?

Because of a little-known phenomenon called psychological distance. Psychological distance refers to how near or far we perceive ourselves to be to a given event or subject. When you think of a problem happening to your friend, not yourself, you’re injecting psychological distance into that situa...

The Great Thing About Psychological Distance

The great thing about psychological distance is that it turns you into a much more clear thinker: rather than getting caught up in the emotions of the problem that’s plaguing you, you focus on solutions instead. Countless studies have shown the benefits of psychological distance in changing persp...

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