This is something I think I subconsciously do. I like reading watching very different things from all sorts of genres to "feed my Ne" if you will. The more diverse and colorful my repertoire the better. Feels like a drug I didn't know I needed, but once I've experienced the lack of stimulation the necessity becomes obvious. Then all the experiences come together into one strong idea and the mind goes to work on creation like being possessed by the devil himself.