Take A Walk Every Few Hours

Get up from your desk, leave your cellphone in your office, and take a ten-minute walk every few hours. The effects on creative thought are amazing. Many of history’s most creative thinkers and innovators used daily walks as a way to slow the brain and find new ideas. • Philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard found his daily walks so inspiring he often hurried back to his desk and...
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Track Your Dreams and Write Down Ideas When They Come to You in the Middle of the Night

If you want more innovative ideas, pay attention to your dreams. Many creative ideas have arrived, seemingly out of the blue, while someone slept: • Robert Louis Stevenson was intrigued with the concept of good and evil in personality and wanted to write a story around the idea, but a plot would not come. For two days he racked his brain looking for an idea. On the second night, he had a dream...
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