My dad always said humans did our best thinking on the toilet because we aren’t thinking.
I don’t know if that’s entirely true, but I know for a fact I’m not the only one who has, in fact, been taking a shit and then they’ve suddenly had the best idea of their lives, even if you’ve forgotten it by the time you finish taking the shit.
Regardless of whether there’s scientific proof or whether my dad happened to make it up and it’s based on a nugget of reality, one thing is damn certain:
We think better when relaxed – when we’re not actively trying to think.
It’s why you remember all the shit you need to do, including taking a piss, just as you’ve settled in to bed and turned off the light.
Consider leaving a notepad beside your bed, or in your bathroom – either by the toilet or bath – so that you can jot down your ideas when they come to you.
That way, you’re far less likely to have writer’s block at the time you need ideas the most.
Also, remember: If you have a piece of work that you’re wanting to share, please doleave a link below. While I reblog pieces that I like frequently, I want Mondays to be an opportunity for you to share what you are proud of. If you leave a link to a piece of your work you’d like to share to the world, I’ll make sure it’s also attached to next week’s post.