It's not a secret that writing helps us to understand and remember things better.
Once I had to solve an issue related to my work, and I thought it was a good chance to try to think on a paper, and I wasn't disappointed.
By writing down everything I know, I cleared my mind and really started looking for a solution. The feeling was like I became extremely focused. And the most amazing thing was: even one week later, I used my notes to continue searching for a better solution.
Please try to think on a paper, and I believe you will do it again.
Tip: whenever your mind keeps jumping from one thought to another, it's time to put everything on a paper. Good luck!