May 23, 2014 8:45 AM
Alicia Duplessis Jasmin
Draw a picture. Visuals clarify thinking. If you can’t draw well, simply doodle shapes and lines. The idea is to get past words.
Talk to yourself. Talking out loud to yourself can lead you out of confusion. Assuming you are in a setting that allows for this, simply talk out loud about the issue you are grappling with. Talking out loud engages a different part of the brain than thinking in silence.
Do what works. Some people focus better with music playing or in a noisy room. Some people focus better when walking or even running. Some people focus best in early morning, others late at night. There is no right way, only the best way for you. Experiment and discover what works for you.Hallowell’s tips originally appeared in his monthly newsletter.
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