02/02/2015 12:30 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 12:59 EST

21 Ways To Unlock Creative Genius That Don't Involve Coffee Or Alcohol (INFOGRAPHIC)

Many of us have jobs that require us to come up with new ideas on the regular, but we all have days where we're not feeling that creative.

Staring at a blank screen is unlikely to get you anywhere, so you have a few options — like attempting to mimic the habits of creative people by doing things like people-watching and losing track of time.

But for those who want to take it one step at a time, there are these tips from Entrepreneur Magazine, Psychology Today and Scientific American, all summed up in a beautiful infographic from Lemonly.

The list includes some more obvious advice, like doodling or going for a walk, but also some surprising strategies that have been proven to give you that creative boost.

Check out these mega-helpful tips in the infographic below, and bookmark it for the next time you have a brain-block (or a hangover).


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