from: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. Creativity;
Enhancing Personal Creativity (1996).
Enhancing personal creativity:
Try to be surprised by something every day. Try to surprise
at least one person a day. Write down each day what surprised
you and how you surprised others. When something strikes
a spark in you, take interest. Wake up in the morning with
a specific goal to look foward to. Commit to doing things
well. Continually increase the level of challenge. Take charge
of your schedule. Make time for reflection and relaxation.
Shape your space. Start doing more of what you love, less
of what you don't. Develop what you lack and want. Shift
often from openness to closure, closure to openness. Find
a way to express what moves you. Look at problems from as
many viewpoints as possible.