1. Defrag with harmless distractions
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft has been known to pass the time with idle card games. In fact he’s a keen bridge player. The mind is a powerful machine with many processes operating in the background. When you afford it some time off from processing front of mind tasks and occupy it with diversions unrelated to the problem you’re trying to solve, your mind is then able to devote more processing power to finding a creative solution.