Things That Inspire Creativity

Sometimes ideas are like lightbulbs –they suddenly turn on. Then other times you have to chisel away until something appears. Here's how and where I get inspired.
  1. Watching television and movies (purposefully).
  2. Running on the same 4 mile route where my head wanders.
  3. Art museums. Specifically modern art museums... with headphones tuned to Spotify's 'focus' playlists.
  4. Operas. I don't know why, but I always have my notebook and pen ready to jot down whatever ends up finding its way into my head.
  5. Hiking up to Griffith Observatory.
  6. Watching the sunset from my balcony (usually drinking wine).
  7. Flights from LA to NYC. That's where the magic happens.