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How to brake your work routine and become more creative

To improve your ability to think creatively, try one of these changes to your work routine.

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister (TED Talk: The power of time off) closes his New York design studio for a year-long sabbatical. During each sabbatical, he pursues “little experiments, things that are always difficult to accomplish during the regular working year.” The effect on Sagmeister’s studio has been profound. “Basically everything we’ve done in the seven years following the first sabbatical came out of the thinking of that one single year,” he says.

Don’t think you can take a year-long sabbatical? Below, 6 easier ways to recharge the creative spirit.

Well, I´m not able to take a year long sabbatical from my studio, but I’m trying to take mini-sabbaticals for one or two days sometimes. Just to get away from the studio for a weekend trip works fine for me. I’m also trying to take daily walks before work and during lunch brakes. But when I am in the middle of something it’s really hard to fullfil. For me it often takes a lot of self discipline.

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