You’re in the shower. The water sounds like a gentle, rainy static, and feels like a Plinko massage. You’ve just started to lather up and suddenly, you’re hit with a flash of brilliance. Maybe it’s the answer to a vexing problem at work, the location of your lost USB drive, or perhaps it’s just a random, inconsequential…
Awesome! Now there is science to defend what I’ve always said, my best thinking happens in the shower (or on a dive). I’ve solved more problems this way.
This article backs up the idea of stopping what you are doing and doing something different, in my case scuba diving. I’ve always said that scuba diving has a way of relaxing me, it also has a way of making me feel “centered”, which allows me to experience an almost blank thought process.
That blank thought process, then allows my brain to work on solving the bigger problems, such as coding or marketing for whatispouring.com, problems of the heart, and other stresses.
This is a good read, to learn a bit more about how your brain thinks, and solves issues.