So there are times when you simply have to be creative, especially when your lively hood is based on it. For me this means making fun little projects that make me take absurd concepts and turn them into a piece of work. This doesn't have to be visual, like it is above, but can cover any creative field. For me this helps because my cause of stifled creativity is often attributed to how seriously I'm invested in the process.
For me being serious isn't a bad thing but being too serious definitely is. That is the point where I start to over think the tiny details and won't take any risks. When I'm too serious I look at every detail instead of the whole project and I forget to consider the process of the work as a whole. So when I can see that this is happening I can then go and make a blog and draw some random characters based on comics and I've unhinged my brain a bit.
I'm not saying go wacky and out of control unless your at home and have tolerant family/roommates. Functioning out in the real world requires a small percentage of seriousness, but for me creativity comes from out of box thinking. It doesn't mean it has to be one or the other, but a mixture of both. Anyhow this was simply a flow of thought that I felt would go with today's image. I had a lot of fun with this one and I might be making more.