Notice the rise in emotions.
Wait to respond.
Start to break apart how the challenge can be solved.
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Take a break if you get stuck.
The other important thing to remember when you’re trying to move through the problem, is to take a break if you feel frustrated or stuck. That’s a sign that you have not yet dealt with your emotions, as it relates to the issue or having to solve it. Sometimes a simple stroll around the office, listening to a certain song, or just venting to a trusted friend or colleague will help you to come back with a fresh perspective. Instead of focusing on the problem when you vent, take your stroll or listen to the song, focus on being proud of yourself for not over-reacting. Focus on being grateful that you have the skills to break this problem down and that there is someone out there that can help you. And focus on having some compassion for yourself.
Problems aren’t fun to deal with, a lot of the time, but you can definitely train yourself how to deal with them in a way that will result in acceptance, calm actions, and solutions!