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5 step guide to Problem-solving

Problem-solving is a huge part of our lives and teenage is the best time to learn it. Once we form a pattern to solve problems in adolescence, it becomes it easier to implement then in adulthood as they become our natural approach towards it

Many of us have our parents to make final decisions for us, but this can be a daunting thing as we may not know where to start and what to do later when we encounter problems in our life. However, the good news is, problem-solving is a skill that can be learned. If you find yourself struggling to find solutions to even the simplest of problems, or avoid making decisions yourself, then you need to learn this art of problem-solving.

Teenage is the best time to learn any new skill, even problem-solving. We might not always get it right but that too is a part of the learning process.

Identify the problem

To begin with, you should be clear of what exactly the problem is. If possible, write it down in clear words and read it again and again. This will enable you to find your real problem and focus on what actually is bothering you, why is it a problem and what do you want out of it.

Brainstorm the solutions

When you are beginning to develop the problem-solving skill, you might as well use a pen and paper to evaluate all the solutions and their possible outcomes. When you have this as a habit, you can do it in your mind.

Filter out the solutions

Once you have all the possible solutions at hand, evaluate them. List out all the pros and cons and cross out the ones that has more negatives than positives. The end result will be promising and effective.

Time for action

The chosen solution needs to be implemented, so plan exactly how to do that. It is also important to figure out when would be the best time to do so. Then keep checking yourself whether you are on the right track or not.

Evaluate your outcome

The process does not end here. Once you’ve put your plan into action, you need to evaluate whether it worked or not. If it did, then you have a solid referral plan for another problem of the same nature. If not, then know that we learn from our mistakes. Figure out what went wrong and how it could be done differently.

The ability to solve a problem can hinder small issues from turning into big ones, and thus have a vital impact on your mental health and wellbeing.

 

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Sharing your secrets and aspect of yourself to everyone is not a good idea. Even the person who is close to you; sharing information can give a negative result

Happy are the ones, who are not much socialized and at least not social with socially sick people. Talking about yourself is a great approach to build a relationship but take a minute to rethink before revealing in and out about you. Sharing everything about yourself can be a cause why people can judge you. Remember, sharing information can lead to misunderstandings.

Family issues: Whether it’s your entire family or your blood relatives, keep the complications within the family. Don’t misuse people’s trust. You’ve been shared those secrets because you are close to these people, but they haven’t given you permission to spread them around to everyone in your social group. They confided in you, and breaking that is the worst thing you could possibly do.

Future goals: This is a fact that you’re much more likely to achieve your long-term goals if you don’t share them with others. If you keep your goals to yourself, however, there is a higher chance of achieving them. And once you have attained your life goals then, feel free to tell the whole world about it.

Past stories: We all have bad stories about our personal life. It’s always best to let go of them and discuss as little as you can in public. People prefer interacting with positive conversation partners, those who have interesting perceptions to provide. Try to focus on the present and you’ll find that more people will be keen to talk to you.

Good deeds: Good deeds always attract good karma. Once you boast about something good that you’ve done, you’re making it all about yourself, thus nullifying the good that you’ve already created. When you do a benevolent deed, you want the attention to be on the people or the cause that you’re helping and not on yourself.

Financial situation: Money is never a nice topic to talk about in public because you never know what other financial situation looks like. Money and knowledge about finances can shift relationships irreparably. Once your financial state becomes public knowledge, people just start viewing at you differently without being able to help it.

We like to think that others are interested in every aspect of our personal lives, but unfortunately, that’s rarely the case. There are discussions that you should only have in certain environments, and others you shouldn’t have at all. Learn to make that difference to make sure you don’t turn into an over-sharer. Staying an optimist is very important in this process.

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