Have you ever walked away from your desk and had a great idea? Have you ever left your office and thought of the perfect solution to the problem you’re trying to solve? Of course you have. It happens to all of us and it happens quite often.
That’s why it’s so important to take short breaks throughout your day. 3 minutes here or 5 minutes there. Just short enough to release your thoughts and let your unconscious mind take over.
When we take a break from our work, we tend to believe that we’ve left those thoughts behind. But our brains don’t just let go at the drop of a hat. Like a computer that processes information in the background, our brains do something similar.
That’s why we often have some of our best ideas away from our computers or regular places of work. Our minds continue to make connections and attempts to solve problems that are most important to us. Our human processor keeps working but at an unconscious level.
So make sure you incorporate short breaks as a part of your workday. This unfocused time can help you solve and determine the next steps in whatever problem you are trying to solve.