When you need to trick your brain into getting a bit more creative, artificial limits can help. One method you can try is forcing yourself to find a new route to work.
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As productivity blog Lifehack points out, picking a different way to get to work can get your brain to do things it's not accustomed to doing during your routine, including problem solving or finding creative solutions. Not to mention the new stimuli you'll see on the way:
This may seem like a small thing, but by going out of your way to find new ways to get to work you are changing your input naturally. You will see new things, think about new things and make new connections.
This is unlikely to be an option for public transport users, but for drivers, it's worth considering. Check out the source link for more ways to get your brain thinking more creatively.
5 Ways to Create Better Ideas [Lifehack]