Every time I have been in a rut or found myself struggling to solve a problem, usually the last thing I want to do is to stop thinking about the problem. Sometimes I get obsessive, lose sleep and can barely focus on anything else. It's like I cannot move past GO until I get it sorted. 😫
To keep up with the sedentary lifestyle in which programming conduces, I like to train at least 3 times a week. Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to do physical exercise but I have found a good routine in which I force myself to get those workout sessions in.
What I have found, as a result of working out is that it does a few positive things for me:
I don't know the exact science behind what happens when I work out. I assume it has something to do with releasing endorphins which helps to cope with stress. All I know is stress and dwelling on one thing clouds my thoughts, and as a result it holds me back from progressing. A good, high intensity workout can help alleviate this, and not to mention the health benefits gained. 💪💪💪.