Think from different angles
Sometimes the main reason you feel out of ideas is that you are looking at a thing from one angle only. To make an iron helmet, to use an archaic
metaphor, the smith has to hammer the iron from all sides, not just one. He has to do it over and over, up and down, inside out, before the lump
of metal becomes something worth using.
Similarly, a problem will never be solved if it keeps getting attached from one angle. It has to be seen from different perspectives, from all
the sides, before a solution can be reached. For this purpose, one could use the Six Thinking Hats technique, where each hat represents a
different outlook. One could mean all the facts, the other all the problems, another different possibility, and so on. This method has been proven to work by some of the greatest minds in the world.