When faced with a crisis, a pressing problem, a dilemma or anything else that feels mentally overwhelming, follow this procedure.
- Set a timer for 30 minutes
- Settle down in a quiet place
- Eliminate all sources of interruption and distraction
- Open a blank piece of paper (or an empty text file)
- Think about the problem
At the end of 30 minutes, I promise that you will be surprised by how much more clearly you can see this problem.