The best ideas — the ones that are truly inspired — tend to keep their distance. One key to putting them within reach is to let your subconscious out to play. That’s when your brain has a little downtime to mix things up and recombine them in unexpected and often innovative ways. So what unleashes your subconscious? Take a shower. Take a drive. Take a nap. Read an article. Play a game. Take fifteen minutes and let your mind out to play. You may be surprised what it comes back with.