I came here tonight without anything at all to write about, but thought I would sit down and give it a go anyway. Sometimes if I just start writing, ideas come. Okay, that is something I can write about :-), how and why and when do the best ideas come? For me I get lots of ideas from my dreams, if I remember them, and I do remember them most of the time. Einstein came up with his best work from a dream :-). I also get good ideas when I am running or hiking out in nature. I get many ideas when I am talking to my friend J.
Reading and watching movies will also open my mind to new ideas. The thing all these activities have in common is that I am relaxed when I am doing them. Could it be that the best ideas come when one is in a happy, relaxed state? It is true for me. How does it work for you?