Ever come up with a brilliant idea, but had no where to write it down? Ever have the solution to a huge problem just “come to you”, but you were in the shower or half a sleep in bed? Often times our best ideas come to us when we are not intentionally working on the ideas themselves. Why is that? Its a good problem to have right? Who doesn’t want to come up with more great ideas? This is how you can make it as a creative—come up with creative ideas. But what’s the secret?
If you are going to be successful as a creative, ie, doing something creative for a living, then you must find a way to find space. You need space from stimulation—anything with a screen. You need space from people and conversations. You need space from your email and to-do list.
This doesn’t mean a sabbatical in the Himalayas is necessary, although that could be nice. Studies show that a few minutes of separation or distraction from a project helps people gain fresh ideas.
The best way to find space and to ensure you actually do something with it. Try this: