The Art of Positive Problem-Solving [INFOGRAPHIC]

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. – Thomas Jefferson

This is an infographic from GoodNet.

The Art of Positive Problem-Solving THE FACTS: 

Brits spend nearly 13 hours a week worrying.

42% of Americans say they could be doing more to manage their stress.

Emotional support is important. 
People with emotional support rank their stress levels at 4.8 out of 10 compared to those without support (6.2).

34% of Brits share their concerns with others.

Stress levels in the U.S. have been dropping. In 2015, adults average stress level was at 4.9 compared to 6.2 in 2007. 

Studies have shown that 40% of what we worry about never happens and 30% of what we worry about has already happened.

WHAT’S BUGGING PEOPLE:

Americans
The availability and affordability of healthcare
The economy
Brits: 
Work
Financial worries 
Being late.

A CALM APPROACH
When faced with a challenge, ask yourself:

1.   	“What am I worrying about?”
2.   	“What can I do about it?”
3.   	“When am I going to start doing it?

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Take things one day at a time. 
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Interesting things to take note of: only 8% of the things we are worried about actually happen – those valid for our attention.

The others are those that had happened in the past or didn’t happen at all.  We also tend to blow things out of proportion. Making a mountain out of a molehill.

When faced with a problem, any problem, take a step back and ask:
1. What am I worrying about?
2. What can I do about it?
3. When am I going to start doing it?

What are the things you are worried about? How do you implement the three-questions approach in solving it?

Meng

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