said 1 year, 1 month ago:
@richardmclaughlin Love it. Clicking like multiple times right now.
@juliaharris My answer is going to seem weird, but when I find myself completely overloaded with work, be it preparing a TV spot, or dealing with a database, or Facebook/Google+/Twitter/LinkedIn/evenmorethatneverstopsfloodingmyinbox…. I get up and walk away.
Seriously! When you’re mired down in a problem you switch from organized processing gear to survival stress gear. In survival stress gear you are not operating at your best, just your “good enough.” And as a result, the quality of the work you produce goes down hill. You are just putting out fires, and not really engaging the work. Getting up, disengaging your brain from the work (go for a walk, run, exercise, get a bit of fresh air, pound your head to a Martin Solveig song, whatever) resets your brain and lets you approach the problem fresh and ready to go.
I hope that helps!