Where’s your thinking place?
I was talking to someone about the perfect place to think and they immediately said, “the shower or the toilet.”
Wrong and wrong.
When I’m in the shower, usually the only thing I’m thinking is, “the kids are tearing the house apart or each other” or “what a waste of 15 minutes, I could totally be doing something else.” Showering is not my thinking place.
And the toilet, really? That never even occurred to me that people would sit on the pot and think. Weird. So weird, I googled that shit (pun totally intended) and “Toilet is the best place to think” was the number one (ha! another pun. Bathroom humor never gets old.) result. Interesting. I definitely don’t do any useful thinking while on the toilet. Normally it’s always, “can’t I get a little peace and quiet in here?”
My favorite place to think used to be, in the dark, right before I fell asleep.
That nighttime pre-sleep thinking was making me tired and grumpy. It would keep me awake at night. And then right before I did fall asleep, my most awesome thoughts would occur. But, by that time I was too tired to drag my butt out of bed and write them down. So, my million dollar thoughts would slowly turn into dreams and fade away by morning.
Then I started running.
And, boy am I glad I did. This running-thinking is not lame. My adrenaline is already flowing, so every idea that pops in my head is brilliant. Well, in my head, while I’m running, it’s brilliant. And, I actually seem to follow through on more of these ideas, because I can remember them. Unlike the nighttime thinking.
Although right now, most of my thoughts seem to be geared toward blog posts. And, even though
some most of these ideas don’t turn into anything as brilliant as they were in my head, I’ve found it easier to actually sit down and write. Which is good, since right now my goal is to write every day. Good or bad.
One of these days, one of my awesome thoughts will turn into something awesome. I’m sure of it. Until then, I’ll just keep running and thinking awesome thoughts.
So, where ever your thinking place may be, try to go there more often. And while you’re there, think awesome thoughts.