Time magazine reports that morning routines are creativity killers. If we value our good ideas or off the wall thought, then we should take our time, allow ourselves a little space before the daily pressures take hold. There are some suggestions too:-
So what would our mornings look like if we re-engineered them in the interest of maximizing our creative problem-solving capacities?
We’d set the alarm a few minutes early and lie awake in bed, following our thoughts where they lead (with a pen and paper nearby to jot down any evanescent inspirations.) We’d stand a little longer under the warm water of the shower, dismissing task-oriented thoughts (“What will I say at that 9 a.m. meeting?”) in favor of a few more minutes of mental dilation.
We’d take some deep breaths during our commute, instead of succumbing to road rage. And once in the office — after we get that cup of coffee — we’d direct our computer browser not to the news of the day but to the funniest videos the web has to offer.