Creativity

How many times were you in the shower, mindlessly washing your hair or scrubbing your toes when – BAM!!! – a thought pops into your head. Out of the blue maybe you remembered something terribly important. Or you might have finally solved the glitch that was driving you crazy at work. Perhaps, you discovered a new invention like Archimedes and the famous Eureka story. Who knows, you may have even discovered the meaning of life.

 

There is a weird connection between showering and creativity. Scientists say that taking a shower contribute to increasing the dopamine flow in our brains and while we are relaxed, we are more likely to be able to make insightful connections. Adding to that, during a shower we are distracted and our mind is in a peace state. Bahrain distance calculator . This state gives our subconscious the freedom to creatively solve issues.

 

So, when you are stuck at something distract yourself for a bit, get away from it for a while and the solution will appear just in front of you. Try taking a shower, going for a ride, listening to music, playing video games or even NAPPING.

 

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Did you know that Paul McCartney wrote “Yesterday”, the big Beatles hit song while he was sleeping. He dreamed the song and woke up in rush to record it. He was so afraid that he had gotten it from something that he already had heard before. McCartney spent a long time investigating and asking others if they are familiar with this melody and they weren’t. It is incredible how an idea dreamed up one night could impact the culture for decades. The band recorded the song back in the sixties and since then it become one of the most famous songs in the history of music.

 

 

There is a rumor that lots of geniuses slept polyphasically. Polyphasic sleep is the practice of sleeping twice or more per day. But its very difficult to verify this rumor due to the absence of proof. All the listed polyphasic sleepers such as DaVinci, Edison and Benjamin Franklin are dead. Benjamin Franklin said “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. Also, he did not hold sleeping at a high esteem as he said “There will be enough sleeping in the grave”. From this we can conclude to balance your sleeping and do not be lazy.

 

I cannot count the number of times I stayed up late working on technical issues and once I gave up and went to sleep, a magnificent solution hits me. Nor I cannot forget the agony while being at university, when I did not know how to solve a rational question. I spent the day just thinking about it even though the EXAM WAS OVER!!! I dream of the solution and wake up feeling stupid why didn’t I do it right .. why didn’t I see it at that time.

 

Anyhow, the important lesson is if you are one of these two kinds of people make sure you always capture your ideas and thoughts before you forget.


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