When you need to be creative or innovative, try this simple break-the-box, mind-body bridging exercise from Dr Stanley H Block.
Part 1: The Box.
1. Name the specific situation that makes you feel boxed in.
2. Take a piece of paper, write the situation in the middle of the page, and draw an oval around it.
3. Take 1-2 minutes to jot down around the oval whatever pops into your mind about that situation and your attempts to