Day 2 of 4
Stimulate smarter thinking. Here are two simple ideas:
Get more ideas: listen to more audio non-fiction books, more serious radio. Read more. Discuss more. Debate more. Try a massive immersion exercise on a topic e.g. ‘how to improve my leadership’ or ‘how to make more money’ and read lots in a short time. Notice the stimulation your brain gets.
Get fewer ideas. Allow your brain ‘down time’ to get some of its own ideas out. Don’t try and ‘think’ about anything. Just ‘day-dream’. Notice what your brain comes up with.
So: try a session of deliberate over-load. Choose a topic you’d really like to think a lot more about. Get plenty of material. Put aside an hour. See the results.
And try a session (ideally 2h) where you deliberately reduce the input. Notice the results.