If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be.
One of my mantras is: learn to fail or fail to learn.
Let workers nap after lunch to boost creativity, urges academic. Bosses should let their staff take naps at work, as sleeping for 30 to 90 minutes in the afternoon can improve creativity, a leading brain researcher claims.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.