Here are some great tips for increasing your ability to stay creative, inventive, and fresh-thinking, from The 99% blog: 8 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Improve Your Well-Being & Creativity:
- Eat breakfast.
- Sit less.
- Exercise in the middle of the day.
- Get an office pet.
- Shorten your commute.
- Use ALL of those vacation days.
- Distance yourself from the problem. (Mentally put yourself far away from it; you'll see it differently.)
- Explore your dark side. (Negative emotions like anger and sadness can sometimes propel you forward creatively.)
I can vouch for most of these things. They really do work.