Research shows you’re more likely to have a creative epiphany when you’re doing something monotonous, like fishing, exercising, or showering. Since these routines don’t require much thought, you flip to autopilot. This frees up your unconscious to work on something else. Your mind goes wandering, leaving your brain to quietly play a no-holds-barred game of free association.
So, on those days when my child is whining, “I can’t concentrate,” or “I can’t think,” should I tell him to go take a shower?
By Lori Camper