March 9th, 2016

Get Over the Hump


It’s Wednesday. It’s hump day. The creative pools might be running dry, but you’ve come to the right place.

In celebration of photographer John Ingledew’s book How to Have Great Ideas: A Guide to Creative Thinking which shares 53 tips to help annihilate your creative block, Fast Company delved deep into the top 10 picks to get you thinking. We’d like to think of ourselves as more realistic about your attention spans during a mid-week break, and we’ve pared down to the top three.

1. Curiosity killed no cats.

We’re paraphrasing here, but one of the key concepts of the book is to notice things aground you, to be more observant and less passive of your surroundings. View things from a different perspective, upside down, backwards and forwards and otherwise, though maybe not cross-eyed.

2. Go absurd.

Creativity is a little absurd in its own right, right? Don’t take it all so seriously and veer into the silly. See where it takes you.

3. Improvise.

Embrace the inner (or outer) theatre nerd in you and get in touch with your “never say no” improvisational side. Take it from the improv expert, things can get pretty creative.

Catch the rest of Fast Company’s tips here, or go ahead and buy the book.