There is an Icelandic say that goes like this:
Að leggja höfuðið í bleyti
Literally, it means "To lay your head in water" . Metaphorically, it means to take some time to think about something, maybe to find a solution to a problem or a new way to do things.
Doddi, was teaching me this today with our really knowing it.
Finding new ways to do things today.