We’ve all got two halves to our brain, and each half does different stuff.
One half is for logical, structured, step by step thinking.
The other half is for creativity, art, “out of the box” thinking.
Most of us “lead” with one half or the other.
Meaning that whenever we approach a new situation, one half of our brain usually takes the lead. It’s kind of our default way of looking at things. If we can solve the problem, or get what we want, everybody’s happy.
But if we can’t, we can do one of two things. One is to simply switch to our other mode of thinking.
Like if you always think logically, and you can’t think of a logical solution, you might try and go with your gut. Or if you always go with your gut, and it doesn’t work, you might step back and look at things from a more academic perspective.
Sometimes, though, we get stuck in one half of our brains.
Couple of things. One is to “cross crawl.” Lift up your right knee, and touch it with your left hand, and vice versa.
Since each half of our brain controls the other half of our body, doing this forces our two brain halves to “talk to each other.”
Another thing to try is to roll your eyes around in a big circle a few times. This has the same effect.
Then take a step back, and look at that problem again.
You might suddenly find yourself with a lot more choices.