When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you're stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a solution. The Genius Deck helps with this by asking random questions to help you switch gears.
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As the saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem will look like a nail. The same logic applies when you're approaching more abstract problems. A "mental model" is a way of looking at the world, and sometimes you need to expand your perspective beyond your usual mental toolbox by learning things outside your norm.