November 17

Optimal Creative Time

When do you do your most effective thinking? Some people jump out of bed and are halfway into their work before they even hit their desk, while others seem to do their best creative work late in the evening or even after hours. Unfortunately, most of us do not have an option to work whenever we want to. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take advantage of those extra productive times, even if they fall outside your normal work hours.

Some creative pros set aside time very early in the morning to do their creative thinking, before they go into the office. Yes, I understand that it’s important to have a separation between work space and home life, but for some people, those precious few hours in the morning or the evening after everyone else is in bed might actually save us many hours of trying to think while juggling all our daytime priorities. An hour in the morning or evening might actually save us five later.

When do you do your best creative thinking? Strive to block off just a bit of time this week during that optimum time for idea work.

Dedicate your best creative thinking time for generating ideas, even if that’s in the morning or evening.


When do your best ideas generally happen? How can you structure more thought time during those windows?

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