First, you need to have fully explored the problem at hand. Only when you reach a dead-end are you at a place to solve the problem subconsciously.
- Seek solitude, such as when showering, running, or driving the car. Allow your mind to wander freely.
- Sit with the idea. Let the problem ruminate overnight or for a few days or weeks.
- Get some sleep. Sleep processes and consolidates previous events.
- Seek inspiration. For example, visit art galleries, walk in nature, listen to music, write in a journal.