Sunday, December 22, 2013

Collecting Your Thoughts When Stuck On A Project

Regardless of whether you are working on a project for work or just for fun, it can be very easy to end up getting "stuck." And when many people get stuck, they end up pushing so hard to get past this point that they just get more and more frustrated. Rather than "pushing" - regardless of whether the project you are stuck on is a work project, a creative project, or just something for fun - you will be better off easing yourself out of the rut. And when it comes to easing out of the rut, the best way to do so is often to simply collect your thoughts.

Different people tend to collect their thoughts well in different manners, so it is important that you find the best way for you. For instance, if you are working on a project team some people find that brainstorming helps them get out of a rut. If you find that brainstorming is a good approach for you, check with your project team to make sure it is also a good approach for them. If it is, you will be able to push out of a rut with the help of the rest of your project team, and you will be able to help them when they end up in a rut as well.

Other people find that they are able to collect their thoughts best when they simply go out for a little walk. These people find that they can sort through their ideas and organize their thoughts when they are able to get outside for a bit or simply get away from their desk. They are then ready to attack the project again with a whole new perspective by the time they return to their desk.

And as strange as it might seem, simply not thinking about the problem at all tends to be one of the best ways for people to get themselves out of a rut. Many people find that the breakthrough just seems to come of its own accord the moment they stop thinking about the project and force themselves to move onto other things.

There is nothing wrong with getting stuck on a project - after all, it happens to everyone; the main thing is not whether you get stuck, but is knowing the best way for you to get unstuck!

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