Sometimes procrastination can be a good thing—allowing an idea or important piece of work to percolate for a certain length of time can spark new, creative insights. Try it—start something, walk away, and come back to it later… While you’re away, you may notice an idea pop-up for whatever you were working on before. There’s a term for this; it’s called the Zeigarnik Effect.
These methods work for me. I don’t know if they’ll work for you, but it won’t cost you anything but a bit of experimentation to try them out in order to see for yourself.
Remember: a single idea (combined with execution) can change your life.
Like many things in life, the more you do anything on this list, the more ideas you’ll generate.
If you were to choose a single tip from this list, I’d suggest starting with #1: Designate a trusted place to put your ideas. This should be a paper notebook if possible—something portable enough that you’re willing to take it with you every where. Make a habit of writing down your ideas daily and you’ll notice your ideas getting better and better…
And then one day you’ll wake up and have more inventions than Nichola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin—all rolled into one. You, genius, you.