Stress can restrict the ability to think creatively. Yet in harassed times we need new ideas more than ever. To keep your right brain accessible and agile ...
ALLOW YOURSELF TIME to doodle and dawdle once a day. A period of idleness often precedes an ingenious brainwave.
START A CREATIVE HOBBY. But invent rather than just imitate. Painting by numbers and singing the songs of others won't make your own creative juices flow.
USE ORIGINAL STORIES to enliven your presentations. Treat yourself to a course or book on corporate story-telling if your imagination has rusted up.
BE COMFORTABLE WITH SILLINESS. It relaxes you, and a daft idea can be a winner when sensible options have failed.