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Be Wary of Fatigue

Problem-solving, which is what troubleshooting is at its core, requires concentration. Concentration is hard to hold when you are feeling tired. If you start to feel fatigued, you may be much better off to call it a night and try again the next day, unless there is a rush to get the problem addressed for some reason. (While you are taking this rest, as well, your subconscious mind may even help to solve the problem for you.)

A fresh look after a good night's rest has been enough to solve a problem that seemed "unresolvable" the night before more than once for me.

Next: If You're Stuck, Try Using Your "Background Processing Capabilities"

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