Out of Creative Ideas? Try Flashcards

Flashcards are the ultimate tool for memorization, but they can also inspire creativity.

David B. Clear
Nov 28, 2019 · 9 min read
A bag of ideas being poured into a person’s brain.
A bag of ideas being poured into a person’s brain.
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Our creativity comes from without, not from within.

Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix

Don’t just read

Don’t just play games

Don’t just dump ideas into Evernote — or whatever notetaking system you’re using

Do this instead

What is hormesis?
Hormesis is when something that hurts your body at high doses has a beneficial effect at low doses.
A bowl of fortune cookies.
A bowl of fortune cookies.
Image by the author. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Wrapping up

Footnotes

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