Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tip: Talk through your problems using 'he' or 'she' instead of 'I'

Sometimes the key piece of your story is hidden from you. Your friends and family see it, but you can't. One of the best ways to see into your own mental blind spots is to think through your problems using the third person.

When you are mulling over a situation or planning your future, talk about yourself as though you are an acquaintance. Use your name and your third person pronoun in place of I and me. This helps take away some of the emotional attachment to your own situation and lets you explore possibilities and emotions you keep hidden from yourself.