To become inspired it is mandatory that neurons within the mind fire in a pattern that is unrecognised by habit. Without such stimulus, the mind remains in a state of autopilot; where neural activity (and therefore brain function) remains baseline and creation-less. 

With new ideas means new neuron wiring (read: new pathway of firing). This is achieved through introducing unexpected and new stimuli into sensory experience. 

A short list of what may reinvigorate the mind include the following (but are not limited to):  

  • Risk
  • Sudden cold temperatures
  • Travel
  • Exciting discussion  
  • Experimentation
  • Reading of unknown material
  • Excitement and humour