Use these empirically backed tips to capture your next big idea.
Epstein, has conducted research showing that strengthening four core skill sets leads to an increase in novel ideas: Capture your new ideas; Seek out challenging tasks; Broaden your knowledge; and, Surround yourself with interesting things and people.
Many practices that lead to better overall well-being also boost innovative thinking. For instance, creativity researchers suggest you: Sleep on it; Collaborate—in writing; Let the sunshine in; and, Get happy.
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