If I am really honest with myself, I must admit that stepping away from the problem, taking a break, doing something totally different, can actually help me reach a solution faster than forcing my way through.
I know from experience that the best solutions to problems come to me in an unexpected way, and often not by sheer willpower. Rather by letting go. Letting go, however, is the most difficult thing to do. The not knowing, the surrendering to that uncomfortable feeling of no conclusion.
That is where and when I must practice mindfulness. Am I willing to feel that discomfort? To not push it away and work harder? Just feel it and be with it? Not knowing when the problem will be solved, or by whom.
The good thing about writing a blog about mindfulness is that it gives me an increased sense of accountability. I am aware of what I am doing, and the mistakes I make. I will practice, not only for me but for us.