Step away from it, when it is ticking in our head like an unexploded bomb that is about to go off, just walk away, physically and/or mentally. When the steam is rising and coming out of our ears, it is not going to get any better by staying involved.
When something has got to us, go and have a tea, a walk around the block, put on some music, find a funny video on YouTube, go and hug someone and let go.
Let go the instant that you feel you are becoming the reaction to the situation that is arising.
Just say ‘WTF’ inside or out loud and move on.
What if there are no problems?
As you read this, now, this very moment, do you have a problem?
The answer will be no, a situation could arise and you will deal with it. Problems only occur when we label something as such and then the mind takes over. Also, when we are in our minds, the mind will project forward into the future and will imagine problems.
We can only deal with situations as and when they occur in the present moment, future problems are mind constructs and therefore cannot be dealt with as they are not real.
Problems give rise to psychological fears and they are completely different to present real physical dangers that we deal with by flight, freeze or fight.
There are no problems, just situations we choose to label as such and future mind projections of imaginary problems.
A problem-free life is a choice, one that any of us can make at any moment, it is that easy, stay focused on our life now and do not create labels for future events or current situations.