Start by scheduling every minute of your day. Follow this combination of comprehensive scheduling and a willingness to adapt or modify the plan as needed. And you will likely experience more creative insights than someone who adopts a more traditionally “spontaneous” approach where the day is unstructured. Without structure, it’s easy to allow your time to devolve into the shallow—e-mail, social media, Web surfing. This type of shallow behavior, though satisfying in the moment, is not conducive to creativity. With structure, on the other hand, you can ensure that you regularly schedule blocks to grapple with a new idea. Or work deeply on something challenging, or brainstorm for a fixed period—the type of commitment more likely to instigate innovation.