13 Ways to Spark Creativity
Tilt your head sideways ~ 1.
This means to think unconventionally. Look for unusual connections.
Play a game to find different ways to match up things that aren’t normally match-able. Ink becomes tattoos become hieroglyphs becomes spiderwebs.
Another form of this is to transform the use of a common object. For example, turn a brick into a bird feeder or a pencil holder or a kitchen trivet for a hot pot.
Mind Maps and Free-writing ~ 2.
Both processes follow where the brain leads. Do both with pen/cil and paper, not on computer. Using the hand awakens the brain. Drs. Carrie and Arron Barron discuss this in their book The Creativity Cure.