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When you're stuck on a problem, or not even stuck but you just want to boost your creative/out-of-the-box thinking...
Take a shower. When I'm thinking about a problem and I take a shower, the ideas and thoughts just start popping up, one after each other, or sometimes even two at the same time. It's amazing. And it works every time.
Sometimes the amount of thoughts and ideas is so much that I need a piece of paper to write everything down immediately when I come out, otherwise I'll forget stuff before I leave the bathrooom.
If you work from home, it can be beneficial to not shower in the morning (because then the mind is fresh enough to be creative), but rather doing it somewhere before noon or in the afternoon. (of course this depends on what you're working on)
You're absolutely right. A shower is the perfect place to think. The only thing I miss there, however, is a whiteboard. By the time I get out of the shower and put clothes on, I have long forgotten the bright ideas I had only moments ago.
Posted by Bram on Sat Dec 13 14:10:00 2008
What you could do is install a taperecorder and shout it all out, not advisable however if you also sing under the shower! :P
Posted by ghosty on Sat Dec 13 16:31:00 2008
Actually Ghosty I've been thinking about that, but it seemed a bit over the top. (for now:-)
@Bram: a shower whiteboard that's brilliant. :)
Posted by Dieter_be on Sat Dec 13 17:20:21 2008