Have you ever come up with an idea for how to solve a problem while doing something completely unrelated to the problem? Maybe you were out driving the car, or cooking dinner, or perhaps an idea just popped into your head when you woke up one morning?

A great way to come up with a new idea on how to solve a problem is simply to stop thinking about it. Sleep on it. Or do something completely different. You might be pleasantly surprised at how your mind works unconsciously on problems and can come up with new ideas when you’re not even aware it’s working behind the scenes for you!