STEPPING AWAY FROM A PROBLEM and letting your subconscious work on it is often the fastest way to a solution. Robert Graham explores more on the sub-conscious as it applies to work and life:
There is a point of no return when you wrack your brain about how to solve problems. You can spend much time looking for an answer when there is none. This is where evaluation comes in. If you believe there is an answer, put it on the back burner of your mind and let it cook for a few days. The subconscious part of your mind can give you the solution.
The subconscious is a marvelous resource. It can supply answers that the conscious mind cannot. The problem is that most people do not know how to make use of it. You are giving instructions to the subconscious with every thought and emotion you have. This part of the mind does not evaluate anything. It simply obeys whatever it receives. If it receives positive emotions, it produces positive results. If it receives negative emotions, it produces negative results. This is why you must control your thoughts and emotions. If your conscious mind is thinking about doing something positive but has doubts about it, the subconscious will interrupt it negatively and will bring negative results.
Working with your subconscious (or your alligator brain, as I’ve heard it called) can bring positive or negative results. The choice is yours. Read the whole thing.
Developing Your Thought Processes – Robert JR Graham.