In her book The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp gives several creative exercises.
Creative Exercise #16 is Pick a Fight
Tharp states that “Creativity is an act of defiance.”
What are you defying? Are you willing to defy your usual route to the office and see what the new scenery inspires?
Would you defy your typical lunch selection in order to experience a totally new set of taste sensations?
Dare you to defy your evening routine and pick up a book, rather than watching TV tonight… what ideas may come from that?
“Every act of creation is also an act of destruction or abandonment. Something has to be cast aside to make way for the new” says Tharp.
If you never destroy/abandon/change, then where is the vacuum creativity can fill in your life?