Bright Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t seem to simply sit down in front of my computer monitor and come up with ideas for posts here at RJsCorner. In the cold weather months I post daily here, so where do all the ideas come from? That is the topic of this post.

Ideas for posts pop into my brain on a regular basis. I learned long ago that I can’t just push a button to make them happen. I will let you in on a little secret of mine, many of my post ideas come during my morning shower. At my age, the morning shower is one of the highlights of my day. It is a time when I am not distracted by all the intrusions that clutter my mind. It is a time when my mind is free to roam wherever it wants, and it certainly WANTS. I’m sure my most productive half-hour of the day is when I am naked and wet! 🤣

Another reason for this spurt of creativity is probably because my brain has been free to roam wherever it wants during the previous eight hours. Since I am an old guy who has to get up at least once every night I get a quick glimpse of what my dreams are. They usually involve me getting lost but that is another topic. They are almost always kind of out-there, if you know what I mean. So, when I wake up and am not occupied with stuff around me my brain lets me know what it has been doing.

I don’t know if this has anything to do with my Aspie traits, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does. As soon as I am out of the shower My desk gets regularly filled with post-it notes of ideas waiting to be fleshed out. By the time noon comes around my brain finally settles down, or maybe I should say shuts down. I seldom touch my computer in the evening hours. I guess I just have to give myself some shutdown time for the coming nightly activity.

How about you? When are you the most creative?