1. Every day read at least four different books
2. Write down ten ideas
About anything. No matter about the new business book, some surprise about what to do if you are caught stealing from the store, or how to make the best tennis racket. The main thing — that ideas were at least ten. Make your brain sweat.
You can also make a list of ideas that are too ambitious and think about how you can start to implement them. For example, the idea to produce panels that would work more efficient solar panels. Or another is to create microorganisms that would remove salts from sea water. Don’t know if this is even possible, but as an idea it has a right to exist. Like the idea of writing a book and giving away a million copies for the year. The first step is to write a book. And then, perhaps, to raise money for its publication. And so on.
This is not to review your entries. The goal of this exercise is not to find a good idea, but to make a list of 1,000 ideas. This will develop “muscle” inventing ideas so that over time you will become real in their generator.
3. Activate a different part of their brain
You can go to class on watercolor painting. What do you get? One of the worst in the world scenery with the sunset over the mountains and the feeling that the brain came in the order: you just uses the part that is usually not involved.
4. Think of it as it is
Even avoiding the unpleasant situations in relationships, adhering to a healthy lifestyle, you know that not all can control. Instead of regretting the past and fearing the future, you need to accept the present for what it is.
5. Make your subconscious to generate ideas
It’s not as difficult as it seems. You have a strict daily routine. You Wake up, read, write, do exercise, eat, meet people and so on. But sometimes you need a jolt. And you should do something else. Go to sleep instead of walk, or write letters by hand instead of sitting behind a computer. And while your mind may not understand what is happening, the subconscious mind begins to prompt new ideas. Record your daily actions and try to change something.
6. Don’t push yourself
Sometimes you plant seeds that do not germinate — not every seed turns into a beautiful flower. Actually, quite a few they become. But if you constantly pressure yourself to try to make any idea of yours has grown into something amazing, soon to fade and be disappointed.
No, of course we just saw a picture on how to be creative, with the caption “turn Off computer”, but sometimes surfing the web helps. Sometimes you need to, like Alice into the rabbit hole network. There you can find new thoughts and ideas, which, in turn, will help to develop something new in your head.
8. Make a list of what you loved as a child
In the six years I’ve loved comic books and Greek mythology. In College I was forced to learn French. Now I don’t remember a word of it, but I remember almost all of the comics and the myths that I read. We remember only what you really love. The rest fades from memory. Remember that you are loved in five years and you’d be surprised how many sources for inspiration and new ideas you discover.