Circular Thinking and Problem Solving
Do you find yourself stressed and unsure what to do next? ‘Circular Thinking’ can actually be the problem or a big block in moving forward.
What is Circular Thinking?
Here is an example of being caught in the loop of Circular Thinking:
“I want to move; to be able to get a better job. Can’t move until I get a better job. I need more money to move. I can't move till I get more money. I need a better job to get more money. I need to move to get a better job.” Do you see? Sometimes our brains latch onto this type of thinking and it just goes round and round and round. This can last for hours or even days. And thinking like this doesn't help. It doesn't help us solve any problems or move forward. This type of thinking uses up time and keeps us from actually focusing on the real problems.
What to do?
Identify if you are caught in the loop of Circular Thinking and then stop it. Is this you? Are you currently caught in a never ending loop of circular thinking?
Take a Bliss Challenge!
Write down what you are thinking and circle each one. An example would look something like this:
Next go back and draw out the 'whys':
Why are you unhappy at your job? Why do you really need to move? Be honest, also go with the first thought and try not over analyze your answers. No one is going to see this but you, so be honest.
At this point we are starting to see some new ideas and reason to emerge, good job!
Now keep going.
Now you have some concrete information to work with.
Maybe the problem wasn't what you thought the problems was? Step back when you reach this point and see the BIG PICTURE.
This will allow you to see your options and make better decisions based on facts and not on Circular Thinking. Once you get off the merry-go-round of Circular Thinking you will be able to see the problem differently, then you can plan a solution and not just be caught in the loop of suffering.
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Wishing you a blissful week,
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