Ever come up with a thought to solve something or invent something and it was so amazing you could not wait to write it down or type it up and when you were ready to write it down or type it up you were not able to recall the details at all? You’re not alone!
Taking a quick survey of some people asking the question – When do you do your best thinking? Here are some of the responses –
“In the morning when I am not rushing to get into anything work related and have no other immediate obligations. In others words – hardly EVER!”
“Definitely when I am in the shower. It is the only time I am alone with nothing else going on and no one looking for me to respond to something or do something for them.”
“In your Mastermind Groups so many discussions take place with you and among the participants. Afterwards I have so many thoughts and ideas that bubble up. I thought it was only me. Then I asked a few of the other participants and they find the same thing happens to them!”
“Without a doubt when I am at the beach by the ocean relaxing. I zone out. This is my best thinking time and place.”
“When I go rock climbing. I have to focus on the climb and nothing else. Eventually this becomes part of the activity of climbing. Then my mind moves into thinking mode. It kind of just happens. I can’t control it other than to say when I am rock climbing it will happen!”
Before the article continues on – take a moment and note in the comments section – when do you do your best thinking? Type in your experience for you. Thanks!
In actual fact there is not a wealth of information available on why our best thinking happens when it does. For one thing how do you sit someone down and monitor them to determine when they are going to have a random thought or idea!
In addition to the comments listed already some people said –
“When I listen to music I do my best thinking.”
“When I am surrounded by other people is when I conduct my best thinking.”
“When I am at a concert in the crowd random thoughts keep coming to me.”
If you are able to identify and harness when you do your best thinking wouldn’t this be helpful to you?
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Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker based in Stamford, CT.
Tandy Elisala says
Super timely article, Mitch. I do my best thinking after meditation. I find my mind is more grounded and connected so my thoughts are pretty clear. I also do my best thinking at the ocean and in the evenings.