Do nothing and let the magic happen…
Now you have ideas and information and your subconscious is full to the brim, you now have to do… Nothing, that’s right don’t do anything. I want you to forget about coming up with ideas; Go for a walk, start something else, call it a day, head to the pub, go to the gym, anything except the actual job in hand.
Now this is important. Something very magical will happen… Your creative mind will be stuck on completing this puzzle; it will be obsessed with coming up with up with the perfect idea. All the little pieces will be whizzing around your head and when you least expect it, (such as when you’re in the shower or brushing your teeth), it will hit you. Bang! The most perfectly formed and amazing idea you have ever had – and then you will be rushing around like a mad man to jot it down before you forget it.
A downside to all of this is that you may not get much sleep as your overactive brain will be keeping you up at night. But that’s the sacrifice of idea making. Remember, everything starts with an idea.
So in the words of David Brent "A good idea is a good idea… forever".