Tuesday, February 23, 2016
How To Collect Your Thoughts When You Are Stuck On A Project
When you are working on a project - whether for work or for a personal hobby - it can be easy to get "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. A better approach than "pushing" - regardless of whether it is a work project you are stuck on, a creative project, or just something for fun - is to find a way to ease out of the rut. Oftentimes, the best way to ease out of the rut is to take some time to collect your thoughts. It is important that you find the way that works best for you to collect your thoughts, as different methods work well for different people. 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. As they get outside - or even just away from their desk - they are able to sort through their ideas and organize their thoughts. 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 when they finally stop thinking about a project - forcing themselves to move onto other things - the breakthrough will come! When you get stuck on a project, this is nothing to feel bad about, as it tends to happen to everyone; the main thing is that you know the best way for you to get unstuck whenever you get stuck!