At the start of the year, I spent part of my day reading through some of the Mailchimp UX Newsletter. It is a treasure trove of advice.
Here's a quote from Issue 24 to encourage you to dig deeper.
Defining a process is empowering. Perhaps that’s why software and web designers have been so obsessed with pattern libraries as of late. When we achieve enough understanding of the atoms of the problem, we can stop pondering minutia and start focusing on ideas.
Limitations can be liberating. When anything is possible, the starting point is too nebulous to find. Impose limitations on your creative process and watch yourself gain momentum more quickly.
When you’ve become too comfortable, it’s time to inject chaos. Remove tools from your process. Try working in a new medium. Your creative experiences will translate into any work you do.