Sarcasm tonight and you might just awaken your creative genius. Though it’s often referred to as the lowest form of wit, researchers from France and the US have found that a little sarcasm between pals can improve creativity, because it encourages abstract thinking. If you need help thinking outside the box but your bestie s not available for a banter sesh, try these brain-boosting hacks instead:
1 SNIFF IT OUT
The zesty scent of orange is linked with focus, while cinnamon and vanilla are thought to increase creativity. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a chai tea break…
2 SWAP TASKS
Hit a mental block? Try turning your attention to a different creative project – it could give you the inspo you need to tackle the one you’re stuck on.
3 WRITE IT DOWN
Stash a notebook in your handbag so you can jot down your brilliant ideas whenever (and wherever) inspiration strikes.