Fight the brain's natural impulse to take the easy route and watch your creativity flourish.
By Art Markman
Need a boost of creativity? Get some distance.
Use the natural wiring of your brain to your advantage and wrangle that illusive problem-solving insight by taking a break and being open to serendipity.
If you develop an appetite for learning and openness, you're more likely to be able to draw ideas from multiple disciplines - and be more creative.
The motivation to think and the motivation to act strike us at different times. Plan your day accordingly.