To this day, I think the best way to approach and solve any problems in your life is to look at them objectively and practically. More so, I feel running through something like a formula or system works really well to get things solved.
This article explains, briefly, some steps on how to attack general problems.
Use Parkinson’s Law. This law says that a task will expand in time and seeming complexity depending on the time you set aside for it. For instance, if you say to yourself that you´ll come up with a solution within a week then the problem will seem to grow more difficult and you´ll spend more and more time trying to come up with a solution. Combine this law with the 80/20 rule to find solutions quickly. Focus your time on finding solutions. Then just give yourself an hour (instead of the whole day) or the day (instead of the whole week) to solve the problem. This will force your mind to focus on solutions and action.
16 Practical Tips for Solving Your Problems More Easily – [PositivityBlog]