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):
- Sudden cold temperatures
- Exciting discussion
- Reading of unknown material
- Excitement and humour