How You Can Cultivate Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Try to be inspired by something every day.
Try to inspire at least one person every day.
Write down each day what surprised you and how you surprised others.
When something strikes a spark of interest, follow it.
Wake up in the morning with a specific goal to look forward to.
If you do anything well, it becomes enjoyable.
To keep enjoying something, you need to increase its complexity.
Take charge of your schedule.
Make time for reflection and relaxation.
Shape your space.
Find out what you like and what you hate about life.
Start doing more of what you love, less of what you hate.
Develop what you lack.
Shift often from openness to closure.
Find a way to express what moves you.
Look at problems from as many viewpoints as possible.
Figure out the implications of the problem.
Implement the solution.
Produce as many ideas as possible.
Try to produce unlikely ideas.