Here is a simple quick tip for helping extend or bolster your everyday creativity.
Ever needed to complete a project from scratch with a specific set of guidelines or within a specific genre? This most effect way to focus your creativity within the project’s guidelines is to fully immerse yourself in the genre. Surround yourself, whether at your desk or in your life, with all the elements of the genre. Listen to music within the theme, read or listen to books on the topic, watch films within the genre, hang images of the associated aesthetics. Create a virtual world in which all your mind’s input is from the one genre and you will have much better success creatively exploring genre related ideas.
Don’t worry about your friends thinking you’re a genre geek. Creativity is all about be different than others.