When You Feel Stuck, Do Something Totally Unrelated to the Task at Hand

Our best ideas don’t come when we’re sitting in front of a computer straining to make a project come together. It’s when we get up for a break or take a walk around the block—precisely when our attention wanders away from the task at hand—that the missing piece pops into our heads. Insight almost always comes when an intensely focused mind wanders free, uninhibited by active thought....
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