Five Ways To Generate Ideas Very Quickly

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When you need to come up with an idea for work, a project, or an event, it could get a little intimidating with all that pressure. Sometimes when we feel that there is too much pressure, our minds can tend to go blank. Thankfully, there are several ways you can go about to generate ideas so as not to go blank.

Here are five ways to generate ideas very quickly:

1. Write in a journal

Journals are great for writing down your thoughts, and what might not be useful at the moment could be in the future. Putting pen to paper is a great way to also develop ideas and eventually flushing it out. If you haven’t kept a journal recently, start today!

2. Read books

What better way to get ideas than to contemplate and bask on the brilliant ideas of others. Reading helps to stimulate the mind, which is always a good thing, and it also helps in creating new thoughts.

3. Engage in conversation

If you can, socialize in other social circles and pick peoples’ brains. By going out of your comfort zone and to other newer and fresher perspectives, you can definitely start some exciting conversations, often creating lightning bolts of ideas!

4. Meditate

When your mind is clouded with so many thoughts, it’s tough to come up with something fresh and new. Sometimes all people need is a little quiet time and space, with a place to clear their minds as well as to really focus.

5. Daydream

Sometimes it’s imperative that we all daydream and kind of go beyond our means and out of reality for a bit. After all, that’s how the best ideas are generated!

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Patty is a Los Angeles-based entertainment journalist and self-proclaimed pop culture junkie. She was previously an editor at Buzznet and lives and breathes entertainment. When she's not writing, you can catch her sitting in the middle of a dark theater catching the latest flick, whipping up tasty treats or snuggling with her pug, Romeo.
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