5. Read
You can keep your brain fresh no matter where you are by reading right on your smartphone. Anything from fiction to DIY is available with one tap thanks to apps like Kindle, iBooks or OverDrive Media Console, which lets you connect to your local public library.

6. Brainstorm
Sometimes all you need is a good brainstorming session to get you out of your comfort zone and into a more creative space. Brainsparker is an app that uses quirky questions, words, images, quotes and thought-starters to spark creativity and activate your imagination. Plus a bonus feature, you can use it to brainstorm with a group.