№5 CREATE MOOD-BOARDS Collect inspirational images, textures, fabrics, paint chips and pin them on your mood-board
№6 BE AMONG CREATIVE PEOPLE
Text This will help to distract from your problem and stimulate abstract thinking. №7 GO TO CROWDED PLACES
№8 ASK FOR ADVICE
№9 CHAT WITH A FRIEND
№10 DRINK COFFEE The caffeine targets the adenosine receptors which result in heightened mental sharpness.
№11 READ FASHION AND DESIGN MAGAZINES
№12 LOOK IN THE INTERNET Reading posts on social media and blogs might inspire you for your own creative ideas.
№13 OR GET AWAY FROM COMPUTER
№14 GO FOR A WALK
№15 TAKE A NOTEBOOK EVERYWHERE YOU GO • Write down your observations, thoughts, ideas, anything that caught your attention. Don’t neglect even “crazy” ideas.
№16 DO SPORTS Sport helps to increase blood circulation and makes the brain cells work faster.
№17 LISTEN TO MUSIC
№18 WATCH A MOVIE
Sketching ideas helps to visualize them, it is a proven fact that thinking with our hands helps thinking with our brain. №19 SKETCH
№20 MAKE A DIY PROJECT
№21 MAKE YOUR OWN PHOTO-SHOOT
“It is a common experience that a problem difﬁcult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” John Steinbeck №22 TAKE A NAP
№23 PRACTICE MEDITATION “Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly ﬁll it.” Dee Hock
№24 READ BOOKS
№25 TRAVEL “People who don't travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” Martin Yan
№26 GO TO FLEA MARKETS
№27 VISIT ART GALLERIES
№28 POP IN ANTIQUE SHOPS
№29 VISIT HOME DECOR BOUTIQUES 32
№30 RAMBLE IN BLOOMING GARDENS 33
№31 IRON YOUR CLOTHES or make any other routine task during which your thoughts will ﬂy freely. You might come up with some interesting ideas at the end.
№32 TAKE A BREAK Little breaks might help you to distract from your problem and give strength to think over solution.
№33 PREPARE GOURMET DINNER 36 Cooking is a very creative process and you might generate very interesting ideas during it.
№34 HAVE A GLASS OF GOOD WINE
№35 CHANGE YOUR WORKPLACE • Try to work in a different environment (if possible). Change of scenery boosts creativity.
№36 CHANGE YOUR WORK SCHEDULE Sometimes we don’t really know what is the most productive time of the day for us. Try to change working hours to ﬁnd it out.
#37 VISIT OUR BLOG 40 You might ﬁnd these posts useful: 1) How to unlock your creativity and start thinking like a designer: Exercise #1 2) How to unlock your creativity and start thinking like a designer: Exercise #3 3) Creativity exercise for interior designers #3