Like most red blooded engineers, I sometimes get overly analytical about a situation or problem that I am facing. I’ll think myself into a corner and have a hard time finding my way out. Today I fixed that.
I closed my laptop, went for a stroll in a nearby park, sat down on a bench, cleared my mind for a bit and before I knew it the solution was right in front of me.
It’s important to give yourself an escape hatch. Alternative solutions come from alternative thinking.