Creativity often needs a little push.
It requires time and techniques to fully blossom. And it’s worth the effort because creativity can help you do everything from excelling at work to solving everyday problems to inventing great things.
Here are six prompts and pointers to perk up your creativity on the spot or bring you continuous inspiration.
1. Try new uses for old objects.
Discovering new functions for objects can serve as a great problem-solver. “In a pinch, I’ve ground regular sugar in my coffee mill to create fine sugar for a recipe,” said Nellie Jacobs, a bestselling author, award-winning artist and creativity consultant. “I’ve baked a cake in my barbeque when electricity turned off my oven and microwave just as the batter mix was ready.”