Creativity and innovation start with spending time with yourself alone.
It is in those moments of silence with yourself that those “Eureka” moments arise. Speaking of Eureka, Archimedes, discovered his principle when he was in his bathtub alone.
When Elon Musk was asked, “What daily habit do you believe has the largest positive impact on your life?”
Musk’s reply was hilarious and practical:
It’s hard to argue with that.
We tend to get our best ideas in the shower because that’s most often the time we all spend privately with ourselves.
All successful people have this in common, once a year, Bill Gates embarks on something called a ThinkWeek, where he disconnects from the internet and moves into a cabin in the woods.
Free of distraction, he can read a year’s worth of books and strategize ahead about the months to come in a state of ultimate productivity.
There are countless examples and reasons why you need to make it a habit of spending quality time with yourself. Taking some time off a few minutes every day will help you re-orient yourself and get you back on track.
So, don’t forget to spend some time alone with the awesome person reading this. 😉