Practice Getting Problems in Perspective

Activity: Practice Getting Problems in Perspective

When doesn't it happen?

Think about a specific present state 'problem'

Notice how you feel about it.

Ask yourself 'when doesn't this happen?'

'When else doesn't it happen?'

'When else doesn't it happen?'

Notice how you feel about the problem now.


Percentage of Time

Think about a specific present state 'problem'

Notice how you feel about it.

Ask yourself: 'Does this happen all of the time? If not, what percentage of time does it happen?'

Now ask: 'Does it happen all of the time within that percentage of time? If not, what percentage of the percentage of time does it happen?'

Next ask: 'Does it happen all of the time within that percentage of time? If not, what percentage of the percentage of time does it happen?'

Continue as necessary.

Notice how you feel about the problem now.