When you are working on a project - whether for work or for a personal hobby - it can be easy to get "stuck." And many people end up pushing so hard when they get stuck that they are unable to push past this point, which leaves them more and more frustrated. But when you get stuck on a project - regardless of whether the project in question is for work, for creativity, or even just for fun - it is better to ease your way out than to try to push. Oftentimes, the best way to ease out of the rut is to take some time to collect your thoughts. Different methods of "thought collection" work well for different people, so it will be important that you find the method that works best for you. For instance, if you are working on a project team some people find that brainstorming helps them get out of a rut. If you find that this is the case for you, make sure it is also the case for the others on your project team. If it is, you will be able to push out of a rut with the help of the rest of your project team, and you will be able to help them when they end up in a rut as well. Other people find that they are able to collect their thoughts best when they simply go out for a little walk. These people find that they can sort through their ideas and organize their thoughts when they are able to get outside for a bit or simply get away from their desk. By the time these people return to their desk, they have a new perspective and are ready to attack the project again. And one of the strangest ways to get out of a rut with a project - but one of the ways that seems to work best of all - is to just not think of it. Many people find that as soon as they force themselves to move onto other things and stop thinking about the problem altogether, a breakthrough happens upon them. When you get stuck on a project, this is nothing to feel bad about, as it tends to happen to everyone; the main thing is that you know the best way for you to get unstuck whenever you get stuck!