Here are some thoughts on multitasking in IT – assigning people to multiple projects at the same time. Multitasking Gets You There Later.
Trust your subconscious mind to be a smart partner. If you get stuck, don’t keep slamming against the dam. Do something else for a while. Then consult someone else. Do some lateral thinking. Get outside the box. Maybe do no thinking at all. And even when things are going well, give your brain a break. Leave some space between the notes.