How do we work together?
At various times in our lives, we all experience “issues” or “problems” or “obstacles”. However, all of these words have a negative connotation which, in itself, can make them seem to us to be more serious or critical than they might actually be.
We may think to ourselves, “Oh dear, that’s going to be an issue”. Or someone else might say to you, “What’s your problem?”
And, if we have more than one (or a number) of these ‘concerns’, often this makes our overall situation in life seem much worse to us.
But …. what if, instead of thinking about ‘issues’ or ‘problems’, we just simply called them things that we need a bit of help with?
Would using the word “things” be less negative and less scary than fixating on issues or problems or obstacles?
Would doing that make it easier for us to think about our “things” more rationally – and then to consider getting help to address them?