And go take a walk,
Or lie down,
Or take a shower.
Brainstorming with someone can also help.
This helps because we need focus to come up with ideas but the ideas don’t come when we are focusing.
And they almost never come when we are fixated on a problem.
So, to come up with ideas or a solution we need to get away from the problem.
When we do that, we relax and our attention becomes free to uncover the solutions that are hidden between different experiences and thoughts we have in our memories.
So by moving away from the problem we are consciously or unconsciously make the bandwidth available for solutions, ideas, and innovations.