My One New Year’s Resolution: Shower More

Elephant ShoweringNot that I think I need to for personal hygiene reasons (unless all my friends are far too polite) but I get most of my best ideas in the shower, away from a keyboard.

Way back in season 1 of Mad Men, Don Draper tells Peggy

Think about it, deeply. Then forget it. And an idea will jump up in your face

You don’t have to be in the shower for these ideas to come to you. The best part about it is that you can be doing things that are good for you, like working out in the gym, running or cycling. The main point is to do something that allows your mind to wander over things, much in the way you’d look through a box of your old stuff in the attic. Just be sure to have a way to capture that inspiration before it vanishes again by the time you get back to your desk.

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