Problem-solvers tell of doing something completely different and (seemingly) unrelated to finding the answer to a problem.
What to do?
Go for a bike ride along the beach, a run, a hike in the hills, a walk downtown, or a swim in the lake.
Do some yoga. Dance.
Play a song. Sing a song.
Go to a movie.
Feed the ducks.
Listen to music.
Tend to the garden.
Make some soup.
Attend a presentation.
Visit a museum.
Almost anything that is different from what you have been doing
and that you like to do and maybe rarely do.
Or that you have yet to do.
Change the venue.
‘Shake it up.’
Shift the perspective.
By doing something else, by ‘letting it go’ and directing your mind elsewhere, new synapses/connections may break loose and come together in new ways. The answers or directions or opening up of a different pathway can often more readily occur.
You can return to your earlier endeavor REfreshed and REnewed.
How this gets done effectively isn’t always the easiest to do or to explain how it gets done.
Lots of writes, re-writes, deletes, and do-overs are tried– some more successfully than others.
Developing an artistic creation–making ‘something’ from ‘nothing’ takes on its unique character. Maybe in one, rather lengthy, uninterrupted session where the disparate pieces coalesce and the creator is pleased and satisfied with the results.
But along the way, bumps or obstacles, unevenness and blockages can occur.
They just do.
And what to do?
When the words aren’t coming, the picture doesn’t look right.
When that shape is too ‘this’ or too ‘that’.
What to do?
And the answers just aren’t coming, either.
Take a breather. Breathe. Do something entirely different that is enjoyable & focuses your mind’s thoughts elsewhere.
After some time, return to your stuckplace.
It’s likely you’ll find yourself Unstuck!