The conscious state where creativity often happens can be described as quiet, solemn, introspective, reflective and wondering. When the brain makes new and unique connections that solve problems it must use a new pathway. This can be difficult if one is chronically interrupting this process with too much stimulus.
Find a quiet pace, somewhere that is more reflective like nature, and give yourself enough time to calm down. Allow thoughts to roll in and out much like you are meditating. With enough time new ideas will emerge that start to give insight into the nature of a problem and its potential solutions.
1. Calm and quiet
3. Clear mind not distracted.
4. Early mornings and nights are more common.
5. When a level of previous knowledge has already been gained.