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There may be value in sleeping on it after all

I’ve been fighting back against making snap decisions at the office.  I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and I’ve found that I rarely had to make a fast decision, that gathering a little information and, most importantly, sleeping on it, or taking time out where I’m not directly thinking about the problem, aid in coming up with a better decision.

And now I find an article in the New York Times agreeing with me, “We’ll Fill This Space, but First a Nap.”  I quote from the article:

“Some sort of incubation period, in which a person leaves an idea for a while, is crucial to creativity. During the incubation period, sleep may help the brain process a problem.”

Sleep, or at least time away from the problem, can bring a change of approach to a problem that is very valuable.

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