You’re sitting at your desk at work or school and cannot move forward on your project. Or maybe this is an ongoing thing with you lately.
When you’re super focused and determined to “get this done” or “stick with it,” what you really need is distance. Do something different from your norm. You may need physical and mental distance. If so, go to a new art exhibit at a local gallery. Go to a wine tasting or an interactive cooking class. Watch an airshow.
Or maybe you just need fresh eyes in your own craft. Even going to a trade show in your field can fuel your creative juices.
Often, though, all we need is mental distance. This is when mindfulness and meditation can be effective.