When we get stuck trying to solve a problem, we often feel overly stressed. Stress narrows our vision and then we have a hard time seeing the big picture. Being a confident problem solver is really important for our peace of mind and self-confidence. To solve any problem you need to define it, think of alternatives, evaluate and select an alternative and then act on one of them. If we can bring a creative attitude to our problem then we can relax into seeing the problem from different a perceptive.
Art Therapy Exercise and Problem Solving:
Think of some problem that you are struggling with try one or all three of these ideas.
1) Work backwards: Imagine it solved and then write 3 different solutions of how you solved it.
2) Work through Color: Do some deep breathing and get to a relaxed state. Now imagine the problem and visualize what color it is. See the same problem through three different color lenses. Now write down three solutions.
3) Think of two people you admire and write out how you think they would solve it.