Thursday, January 10, 2013

Take a Walk, Solve a Problem

Staring harder won’t help.

When your brain crashes into a creative wall, the smart thing to do is to get irrelevant on purpose, then come back to the work.

By walking away, going perpendicular to the flow of the current activity and mentally and physically displacing yourself, you invite unexpected inputs that change your perspective for the moment, delivering new insights that the work so badly needs.

Take a walk, solve a problem.