Changes in scenery and perspective do more than just boost morale–they can lift thinking out of the ruts that scientists now know are a part of how the brain operates. Feeding the brain new experiences and information at any age and during any part of the creative process can jolt the brain out of its “experience-dependent categorization” pattern and stimulate new ideas.
Here are some simple and practical ideas collected by Robyn McMaster on Brain Based Biz for adjusting your perspective to jumpstart creativity:
Logical-mathematical – Your Brain on Numbers
Spatial – Color Your Banner – Color Your Brain!
Naturalistic – Nature Nurtures the Mind
Bodily-kinesthetic – Play to Recharge Your Brain
Intrapersonal – Treat Myself – Lyrics to Inspire