Here’s a tried and tested method of clearing a mental block.

You reframe your thinking by Restating the issue, problem or task in a different way.

 A change in perspective is like a ‘mind switch’.

The kinds of reframing questions you might ask yourself could include:

  • What am I trying to achieve here?
  • What would it be like if this or that happened?
  • What has to be true for this to be a problem?
  • How does this fit with what I already know?
  • What is the opposite of this problem? How can this help me?
  • What are the consequences if I don’t solve the problem?

By trying to find other words to describe what you are trying to do, new brain connections are activated and a new perspective on the task can be revealed.

Here’s how innovators have tried reframing:

‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’

Wayne Dyer.

Psychologists often use reframing to assist their patients in understanding personal issues from a more positive viewpoint.

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