Sometimes infrared makes things look extremely different. When I am shooting my new camera, everything looks weird. Due to the oddities of how digital IR works, all the reds and blues are “flipped” from what you (usually) want. This results in bright red skies which can be very distracting. However, you can still see the differences. In this photo, for example, I could tell right away that there was something interesting about those seed pods because, outside of the camera, they are the exact same brown as the ground and the leaf.
Sometimes I just hold the camera up to my eye and walk around, just so I can see things differently.