Starting creativity: sticky notes
Caitlin of wanderlustings.com posted a wonderful list of creative stimulation exercises.
One of the things i find that helps me is to simply create. I spend so much time consuming, not enough time creating. I often make excuses for my consuming, saying I'm doing research for my project. But it's really just procrastination for me.
A favorite method of mine to get the creative ball rolling is to start small. I like carrying a sticky note pad around with me. It's small enough to not be intimidating. It's welcoming enough because of its familiarity. It's functional enough where the notes can be stuck around in different places.