When you're stuck on a big problem, it's easy to pound your head against the wall trying to solve it. However, it might be best to step away for a little while and look at the problem from a different perspective. One way to force this mindset is to ask yourself naive questions. Creative Something offers one example from physicist Paul Davies:
The idea is to approach problems from a new angle, and one way to do that is to think like a kid. The same basic idea exists here. Instead of thinking like a kid, ask the same questions a kid might ask. You might just find your answer.
Ever wonder why some of your best ideas seem to come out of the blue (while you're in the shower, for example)? Creativity, while seemingly a very vague activity, is actually a distinct process triggered by a few key factors.
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