1. It’s quite common to get stuck on a problem–often because you have initial ideas about what the solution should be that block your ability to see the real solution.
Which of the following are a good next best step to take when you’ve already spent time reanalyzing the problem by focusing intently, and you find that you are simply stuck? (Check all that apply)
- Take a little break. You can focus on something different, or even just relax and not focus on anything at all, perhaps going out for a walk.
- Stare intently–it is your focused mode that will provide the big picture perspective you need to solve the problem.
- Mentally rethink the problem yet again from where you started, following each step carefully to look for where you may have gone wrong. If you do this enough times without taking a break, the answer will come to you.