50 ideas to spark creative thinking

50 ideas to spark creative thinking

Finding gaps in the market and innovating is about taking something ordinary and turning it into extraordinary. That usually requires creative thinking. If this is the part where you get stuck, here are 50 ideas I've taken from the "Creativity for Business Success" course on Shopify.

What do you think about printing those out and doing one a day for the next 50 days? Massive hippocampus stimulation.

  1. Listen to random music on Spotify
  2. Use WikiRoulette.co to read a random Wikipedia page
  3. Run a 5K or 10K marathon 
  4. Try a new form of exercise 
  5. Take a different route to work or college 
  6. Watch a TV show from a different genre 
  7. Read a book from a different genre 
  8. Take a road trip to somewhere new 
  9. Give up a bad habit 
  10. Cook a meal from a new cuisine
  11. Take up a new hobby that you’ve been interested in 
  12. Go to a museum exhibit 
  13. Visit a new park in your city 
  14. Solve a Rubiks cube 
  15. Call up a family member or friend that you haven’t talked for a long time 
  16. Walk around a neighbourhood in a city you have never visited before 
  17. Volunteer at your local charity 
  18. Build a family tree or take a DNA test 
  19. Reuse or recycle something you’ve just used 
  20. Give blood 
  21. Wake up to see the sunrise 
  22. Learn to juggle 
  23. Learn a coin magic trick 
  24. Attend a local talk or lecture 
  25. Add a new, positive habit to your life 
  26. Learn to meditate 
  27. Go for a walk on a new path 
  28. Go to a new local market 
  29. Paint a picture 
  30. Hold a murder mystery party 
  31. Try a new haircut 
  32. Try writing a book or poem 
  33. Keep a journal 
  34. Learn a new instrument 
  35. Try a new cafe 
  36. Try a new board game 
  37. Go for a picnic on a new park 
  38. Start a veggie garden 
  39. Learn to make sourdough bread 
  40. Go camping 
  41. Try knitting
  42. Find a new charity to donate to 
  43. Try star gazing 
  44. Do that home DIY project you always wanted to you 
  45. Add a new feature to your garden 
  46. Visit an open home in your neighbourhood 
  47. Learn a new language 
  48. Watch a classic movie that you’ve never seen before 
  49. Print out your photos and create a photo album with them 
  50. Buy a new loot box subscription 

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