Creativity is defined as the use of imagination or original idea in the production of artistic works, and for anyone involved in a creative industry, you’ll know this is often hard to come by. The skill is by far not restricted to writers and artists. According to cognitive psychologist Robert J. Sternberg, creativity is the process of producing something that is both original and worthwhile, and this is something we’ve all been tasked with at some point in our lives.

Everyone has their own way of getting creative juices flowing. Walking has long been hailed as one of the most effective ways to stimulate creativity, and the age-old belief was proven true in a study from Stanford University last year.

For those who prefer creativity boosts from the comfort of their seat, there’s always food and drink. Some prefer to crack open a can of energy drink. If you’re anything like me, nothing will do but coffee, and lots of it. Others swear by more natural remedies for their writer's block, so laugh as you may, science suggests that they may actually be onto something.