This little gem here saved me about 500 times while planning The Girl’s Guide To Finding Solutions. What I came to realize by doing the simple task was that it forced me to slow down. I use to believe that the faster I went, the more I got accomplished. I quickly came to see that often, rushing was causing me more work than if I would have just taken my time in the first place! As I would count down or up to 10 I would find that thoughts I hadn’t considered in my haste were coming to me and they made a world of difference! It also kept me from saying things I couldn’t “un-say” and from making choices I couldn’t reverse. It doesn’t have to be actual counting, but whatever makes you slow down and consider what your next steps are is what you should KEEP DOING!