What to do when your research is stuck?

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farmy
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What to do when your research is stuck?

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Hi all:
I would like to know how you get un-stuck where you are stuck in your research. It is like the blank page problem of book writters. Sometimes, I feel that my research is not going forward in any ways. Do you have tips and tricks to get unstuck and move faster in research?
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gmc
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Re: What to do when your research is stuck?

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If you are stuck, I think the best solution is to go outside for a walk to empty your mind. Then sometimes, when you come back you will have that "Eureka" moment. Sometimes it is just better to take a break. Doing some yoga, sports or listening to some calm music can also help to focus on work and get in a better mood for working. For me this helps a lot.
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Re: What to do when your research is stuck?

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A good strategy is to make a plan, which consists of breaking down a larger goal into small goals and every day to fix some realistic set of small goals that you want to achieve. If you are "stuck" on a task, it might be due to several reasons. If it is a lack of creativity or ideas, then taking a break can be good but also talking about your tasks with colleagues or your supervisor or friends. Or you may even talk about it on this forum ;-)
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