It has happened often enough, but somehow I keep forgetting. Sometimes I just need to do some shower thinking. You know, when you need to get up from a math problem or a love problem or a budget problem and just walk away? I walk away and take a shower, brush my teeth, and wash some dishes. Usually, I do this initially out of sheer frustration, not intention.
But then, guess what? Before I have even sat down again, I will have solved that problem in a way I never ever could have in the way that I was thinking about it before. I have an answer. I have a way of answering the question, if I just give myself a chance.