For a while now, I’ve been trying to figure out the answer to how to do something specific on the website. I thought. And I thought.
Then, I finally figured it out.
As usual for me, it just took getting clean.
I wonder…do you get your best ideas, your breakthrough moments, in the shower too?
I don’t know what it is about a nice hot shower, but I’ve found that throughout my life, I’ve gotten some amazing breakthroughs in thinking by simply getting clean.
Experts will tell you that isolation from distractions, no expectation of results or deliverables, and a whole host of other reasons contribute to the extra special space that a shower becomes for our thinking and reasoning.
So, the next time you’re stumped, jump in the shower and see if that doesn’t jump start your brain.
I take notes right on my shower’s glass door. I went online and found the old-school china markers that I used to use when I was a hotshot reel-to-reel audio editor and used them to mark the tape before slicing with a razor.
Thank god someone invented digital audio editors.
(And I’ve tried baths – no dice. Showers are the bomb for brain power.)
Anyway, the latest idea came to me the other morning, and I’m really happy with what I’ve been able to accomplish on this.
How about you? Does taking a shower unleash your creative beast? Do you come up with solutions to previously unsolved problems? And how do you remember what your ideas are? Let me know in the comments below.
Hope this helps.