Placing restrictions on your task will keep you from falling back on previous ideas and force you to think in new ways.
Once you have the first step in mind for a project, allow yourself to daydream. With an initial thought in place, your mind can generate new, creative ideas.
3. Do What You Love
Stuck with a creative block? Listen to Albert Einstein and “do something that pleases you.” In order to get that creative boost, stop thinking and do something you are passionate about. A hobby you love will help you relax and de-stress, allowing the creativity to flow.
Take time to disconnect. We live in a world where everyone is plugged in, where devices are a constant distraction, where getting into a creative zone is almost impossible. Our mind wanders most freely during activities that force us to unplug: driving, hiking, sleeping, flying, exercising, showering.
5. Set the Mood
Jamming out to music stimulates the right side of our brain, which is in charge of our emotions and creativity.
6. Write by Hand
Creativity experts recommend closing the computer and picking up a pen. The experience of writing by hand is sometimes all it takes to get creative juices flowing.
7. Read for Fun
Reading stimulates the mind by giving us new concepts to consider. Not an avid reader? Then start by reading just 30 minutes a day. Gradually increase this time until the activity becomes pleasurable.