Anyone who’s done any reading into the “science” of creativity knows that keeping your mind open and supple, thinking outside of the proverbial box, is a requisite to invention and dreaming up new ideas. One trick for triggering creative thinking that might strike you as odd (until you actually try it): Sitting on top of your fridge. Or, at least, that’s what a friend of mine used to do to get a fresh perspective on things. I try sitting in an area of my house or yard where I wouldn’t normally hang out. Try taking a different route to work. Or, use your car’s spoiler as a lunch counter (I found this picture online moments after I started writing this). The idea is to literally change your perspective to tweak your thinking. You’ll be amazed at how this simple act can help relax some of your habituated thinking and doing.