- Clean up your workspace. Sorensen needs a freshly cleaned and organized workspace for new ideas to flourish. For Sorensen, new ideas come from an unpolluted space where older projects are out of view and are not competing for her imagination or her capacity to problem solve.
- Keep an inspiration box. Sorensen has kept an “inspiration box” for 20 years. It is overflowing with pages ripped from magazines, with photos, cards, colorful beads, feathers — anything that appeals to her visually. And, today it is even easier to collect sources that stimulate creativity. She has a folder on her computer consisting of screenshots, quotes, book covers, photos and memes.....When she has finished scrolling through that folder, she hops onto Pinterest to peruse the collected inspirations of thousands of others.
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