50 Ways to become a better designer
Taking breaks, using metaphors, and carrying a sketchbook are but a few of these ways to better yourself as a designer.
ComputerArts in the UK posted a great article on 50 ways to become a better designer. Using these techniques, this can stimulate more creativity and productivity.
One method they listed works wonders. Ask your significant other about how a design, logo, or site layout looks because you need to get a fresh perspective on what your working on. If the person doesn't have any experience, even better. The person will give their honest opinion about what they like and don't like. Perfect!