A Problem Cannot Be Solved at the Same Level That It Was Created

Our tendency is to go round and round the same problems without finding ways to change anything other than in ways that temporarily alleviate the pressure. These might include spending money to buy ourselves a treat, or dating the wrong person, or getting drunk, or maybe just watching television.

How do we engage with our problems differently? How do we find a way to work on the problem rather than just go round and round it?