It can become easy to get "stuck" when you are working on a project, regardless of whether your project is for work or just for fun. And when many people get stuck, they end up pushing so hard to get past this point that they just get more and more frustrated. Rather than "pushing" – regardless of whether the project you are stuck on is a work project, a creative project, or just something for fun – you will be better off easing yourself out of the rut. And when it comes to easing out of the rut, the best way to do so is often to simply collect your thoughts.It is important that you find the way that works best for you to collect your thoughts, as different methods work well for different people. For instance, some people find that brainstorming with others – especially if you are on a project team – helps to get them out of the 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 can sit around and brainstorm together without the pressure of you having to push out of the rut on your own. Other people find that the best way for them to collect their thoughts is simply for them to go for a walk. By getting outside for a bit (or even just by getting away from their desk), they can sort through their ideas and organize all their thoughts. They are then ready to attack the project again with a whole new perspective by the time they return to their desk. 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. There is nothing wrong with getting stuck on a project – after all, it happens to everyone; the main thing is not whether you get stuck, but is knowing the best way for you to get unstuck!