★ Don’t consume and create at the same time — separate the processes.
★ Shut out the outside world.
★ Reflect on your life and work daily.
★ Look for inspiration all around you, in the smallest places.
★ Start small.
★ Just get it out, no matter how crappy that first draft.
★ Don’t try for perfect. Just get it out there, asap, and get feedback.
★ Constantly make it better.
★ Ignore the naysayers.
★ But let criticism help you grow.
★ Teach and you’ll learn.
★ Shake things up, see things in new ways.
★ Apply things in other fields to your field, in ways not done before.
★ Drink ridiculous amounts of coffee.
★ Write all ideas down immediately.
★ Turn your work into play.
★ Play with kids.
★ Get out, move, see new things, talk to new people.
★ Read wildly different things. Especially stuff you disagree with.
★ Get lots of rest. Overwork kills creativity.
★ Don’t force it. Relax, play, it will start to flow.
★ Allow your mind to wander. Allow distractions, when you’re looking for inspiration.
★ Then shut them off when you’re going to create.
★ Do it when you’re excited.
★ When you’re not, find something else to be excited about.
★ Don’t be afraid to be stupid and silly.
★ Small ideas are good. You don’t need to change the world — just change one thing.
★ When something is killing your creativity, kill it.
★ Stop reading creativity advice, clear away everything, and just create.
★ Most of all, have fun doing it.
From: http://zenhabits.net/the-little-but-really-useful-guide-to-creativity/Please let me know your own creativity tips