6 research based tips on how to increase creativity:
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I really like the point about using emotions:
Understand which emotions are useful for which aspects of creativity, then you can put them to work. Positive activating emotions are good for broad expansive thinking while negative activating emotions help with analysis and detail. Try to match your mood to the task and avoid low activation emotions.
Positive emotions -- Expand!
Negative emotions -- Analyze!