If you want to be more creative you have to STOP working on whatever you are puzzling over. Here's the brain science on why. Read More
I think it can be much more than stepping away to do the dishes or mowing the lawn. If you are facing the same problems in life day by day, getting away from them, perhaps in your own pivate vacation from life for at least days, can be vary beneficial and may cause a dramatic shift in your orientation and creative potential. Glenn
I've used this technique many times to help solve problems from sudoku puzzles to programming code. 9 times out of 10 it really helps.
This is a super useful tool that I use all the time. I say "Ok brain, figure this one out for me!" and move go on to do other things, including sleeping. It's really rather magical!
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Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.,is a behavioral psychologist, author, coach, and consultant in neuropsychology.
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