Wednesday, December 31, 2008

When Are You Most Creative?

So, when is your most creative time? I've discovered that mine is at night. More like the middle of the night. I've found that I do my best thinking and come up with more ideas when I wake up in the middle of the night. It's not then that the ideas percolate, but rather during the time that I am tossing and turning, trying to get back to sleep.

In the past, like most people, I would lie awake worrying. But then last year, I started to use that time more productively. I began actively focusing on ideas I was working through and that's when the real creativity started.

I've come up with some of my best ideas during this time. And of course, I get up and jot down notes, because I know that once morning comes, they might be gone for good.

  • Try this fun quiz to see when other people are at their most creative.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, obviously sending this email to you as late as I do. I get the best ideas late in the evening. But how do people who have this same schedule function in their jobs?