However, if those old solutions worked, the problem would not still be around.
In order to come up with new solutions, you can follow the rules of brainstorming: If you struggle with anxiety, actually picking a solution to your problem can often seem quite difficult.
Most people are afraid that they might have picked the wrong solution, or that perhaps there is a better solution if they just think about the problem more.
This is not helpful thinking: it is better to act than to do nothing at all.
Focus on what you can do, instead of the things that are out of your control, and feel satisfied that you’ve done the best you can.
Go through the options you’ve got left and for each one write a list of their pros and cons.
If you notice that your workload is going down, then your solution is probably working. Because the unexpected happens in life, sometimes even the best solutions don’t work out well, which is unfortunate but normal.
It is useful to have a structure to follow to make sure that nothing is overlooked.
Problems become more difficult when there is no obvious solution and strategies that you have tried in the past don’t work.
These types of problems cause a great deal of stress and anxiety and require new and different strategies.