Whether you’re stuck with a difficult problem needing a creative solution or trying to pick the name for your podcast, we all get into creative ruts.
Here are three proven ways to overcome your rut:
1. Work in the dark: Darkness stimulates cognitive processes that are conducive to creative thinking, so try dimming the lights next time you’re stuck.
2. Listen to ambient noise: The website Coffitivity re-creates the background noise of cafes after finding peer-reviewed research that found links between ambient noise and creativity.
3. Reverse thinking: Try thinking about your problem differently, like Post-it does.
– Morgan McCoy, WordWrite