Try going around problems you can’t go through
Human beings get stuck on problems. You get an idea about how to do something. You try it. It doesn’t work…. you try harder…. repeat until it drives you crazy.
When one approach to solving a problem doesn’t work, after a while consider trying a different approach. Often its easier to do this if you’re working together with someone. It’s easier for 2 people to come “unstuck” on an approach to a problem than it is for one person working alone (see group support).