Creating an inspiration board helps me jump start my imagination and compartmentalize my thoughts when I feel my styles are getting stale. As a bonus, inspiration boards have proven to be useful tools when reviewing visual ideas with my clients.
Creative Block. We've all had it. I'm trying to work through it as I write this sentence -- negative thoughts, distractions, rationalizations, avoidance and procrastination all dance before me, trying to get me to do anything but write.