How to Free Creative You

Tips for innovation in troubled times
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2009 7:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Tough times tend to foster innovation. If your wallet is feeling a pinch, capitalizing on your creativity may be a way to help, says ABC News. Here are some tips on how to get your brain moving:

  • Let your thoughts wander. Allowing your ideas to roam freely can "trigger a 'eureka' moment."
  • Take up the piano. Playing music helps you think with both sides of the brain at once.

  • Surround yourself with blue. For some reason—maybe it's thoughts of the open sea—the color blue has been shown to inspire creativity.
  • Seek out creative people. Ideas often emerge through exchange and interaction, rather than solitude.
  • Live in a new country. Research shows a change of scene can be a good source of inspiration.