6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills
Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality we are constantly solving problems. And the better we are at it, the easier our lives are. Problems arise in many shapes and forms. What to have for dinner tonight? Every day you’ll be faced with at least one problem to solve. No matter what job you’re in, where you live, who you’re partner is, how many friends you have; you will be judged on your ability to solve problems. So what can you do to enhance your problem solving skills? 1. Neuroscientists have proven that your brain cannot find solutions if you focus on the problem. 2. Try and entertain ‘ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS’ – even if they seem ridiculous at first. 3. Try not to view problems as ‘scary’ things! 4. Change the ‘direction’ of your thoughts by thinking laterally. 5. Lead your thinking with phrases like ‘what if…’ and ‘imagine if…’ These terms open up our brains to think creatively and encourage solutions. 6.