But I can't, I've got all these problems.

It has to do with the way you feel. Don't think so? When you become so overwhelmed by the problems that you face and you can't make them go away, all you want is (at least) for the feeling to go away.

(Did you know that some people are so good at feeling bad that they can do so with no apparent problem? This is normally known as depression.)

Still not fully convinced that feelings play a role? Try this:

Use a note pad or your computer to jot down three things:

1) The most serious problem you have right now, whether it's money, health or relationships or a combination of any two or all.

2) Then write one word to describe how you feel when you think of the problem. It could be any word such as anxious, miserable, fearful, helpless, hopeless, etc.

3) Now write one more word to describe how you'd feel if that problem no longer exists. You can use words like happy, peaceful, relaxed or any word of your choosing.

(Don't want to read? Listen instead.)

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