Have you ever found yourself sitting in a slump, unable to figure out how, or what, to do. Sometimes, the best option is to just try something; anything. Don’t fear failure. Just call it a trial, or test run; basically, “it’s nothing, don’t worry about it.” Often, I if you do one of these “nothing” projects it’ll turn into something unexpectedly awesome.
Lying down or lying flat has a tendency to boost creativity. If you have the room, think about adding a cushioned bench on which to lie. A couch could also be fine in some environments.
This is not an April fool’s day joke.
There have been a lot of articles recently about the effects of coffee on creativity, but if you look at the findings it’s not the coffee, it’s the caffeine that helps. If you’d like a quick creative boost make certain you’re getting about 75 mg of caffeine in your diet per day.
Need a quick creative boost? Try taking a nap for 15 minutes. Some offices may frown on this, but if you’re in a creative-type office they’ll understand.
Combine your sense-independent activities for overall mental elasticity. Try to keep the activities within the same theme for maximum efficacy. Making best use of your time will lead to a feeling of accomplishment even on the tedious days.
An example of this would be: listening to an audiobook about business while flipping through graphical elements or doing hand work. If you work on multitasking your brain you can eventually combine three simultaneous activities with great efficiency.
Start a conversation with three different people who you have never talked to before. Try to learn more than just their name, job, or home town. Listening to at least one of their stories without interrupting them will do. Have fun.