i listen to classical piano music. It always inspires something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx8ZAv5xToQ
i always tend to search for a pallette of new sounds, so i will stop producing and look for some interesting samples, have a mix and clear my head then come back and start fresh. always does the trick.
really good advise.. I tend to do these as well.. I think ppl have too many options...like going in a warehouse, looking at the ceiling to the floor...and just staring at it, being overwhelmed with too many options..
sometimes forcing yourself to do different projects, using different new sounds as mentioned and specific approaches is nice. forcing your approach to only perhaps use a limited amount of channels ect.. forcing a different perspective, out of the ordinary that you may gain new perceptive to new things you didn't use before and may gain the knowledge of how you can incorporate them into future productions..