Need a brain boost? Grab a pen and start sketching! Research suggests doodling while doing other cognitive tasks can help stimulate brain activity and creativity. Sketching can also help develop possible solutions when problem solving, so don’t be afraid to take a quick drawing break during the middle of drafting up a presentation. You might even harness your inner Rembrandt!

The Takeaway: Try sketching during cognitive tasks to boost creativity.

Let the Mind Wander

A little bit of daydreaming can also get the creative juices flowing.

Power (Nap) Through It

Stuck in a midday rut? Spark the brain and recharge the body with a Greatist-approved power nap.