Want to solve a problem? Be a man and walk away.

From an article about optimizing your bathroom for creative output comes this reminder that spending all day in the office is a bad way to be good at your job:

Research on the nature of creativity suggests my experience isn’t all that unique. Often, the most effective way of solving a difficult problem is simply walking away. The moment we allow ourselves to disengage from the individual pieces of a puzzle is the moment a solution appears. It’s why Albert Einstein regularly went sailing and why Charles Darwin planned his day around a countryside stroll. Thomas Edison simply napped.

Via Fast Company