"Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you."

Hello dear readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break! My own was very fun, but studying and homework still crept in at the edges, as it does. However, I did notice a very interesting and cool thing that happened when I was actually working this past week.

All week I pretty much hung out with family and friends and only really did any work on the last day of break; I didn't look at my computer science program, or computer science anything really, for a week. And the funny thing was, when I got back to my CS assignment, I found that I finished it in record time. The ideas of what to implement next and how to fix bugs just came to me faster and more organically.

I realized it's so good and healthy for you to refresh your brain from computer science, or just any one thing you've been focusing on a lot, once in a while. It gives you a chance to rest and revitalize that part of your brain so when you do get back to it, you're ready to go, good as new.

And it doesn't have to be a week long thing done only when you're on break; just try skipping a day of working on one particular subject and see if that works for you when you get back to it the next day. I know it might be hard with our busy and stressful lives, but I really think this could help with exactly that! This method could be a really good way to de-stress our lives by giving us the fresh perspectives we need when we feel stuck on any given subject.

I hope you guys try this out and I hope it works for you! Good luck this week!

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