One interesting technique that works wonders in problem solving is making drawings for yourself.
As an exercise, for one week while you are conceptualizing your problems, carry a cheap small notebook and make drawings for yourself.
Your drawings can be doodles, block diagrams, schematics, squiggles, sketches or whatever you wish.
Observe which of these drawings helps you in problem solving and which do not.
Drawings have an amazing power and ability to convey precise information, even if crudely done.
Do it, you'll like it.
Since art is basically a right brain activity, talk about your problems aloud to yourself while idly doodling and sketching anything which comes up.
As a path to the subconscious is cleared, solutions will be automatically drawn in caricature or abstract form.
If you choose the same room, chair and time of day for the exercise, daily repetition will eventually produce surprising results.
Precede this exercise with relaxation, affirmation and deep breathing and you'll optimize your results.
If you use your left hand (right brain) for sketching, this can often assist you in the generation of ideas.