You don’t want to live your job, but it is true that some of the best ideas happen outside of the office. And, let’s face it, sometimes we feel like our brilliant idea wells have run dry. When you’re stuck in a rut or, heck, just need more time in your day to “think”, here are five places outside to the office to get your creative juices flowing.
Breaking a Sweat. Exercise gets your heart pumping, blood flowing and is an awesome time to just let your mind go where it wants. Take those endorphins and put them to good use.
Stuck in Traffic. Avoid road rage and the possibility of rear-ending someone when checking your mobile email and instead focus on ideas for that proposal that you’ve been avoiding.
Commercial Breaks. Ok, we’ve all got DVR, but why not give it a break and use those three minutes to do a speed round of brainstorming for upcoming pitch angles. You’ll be on a tight deadline and know it will be over soon.
Over your Morning Joe. Get up early and read the paper over a cup of coffee. Current events and other news will be sure to trigger a few ideas.
Taking out the Trash. Housework needs to get done but use that mindless time to come up with some ideas that don’t stink. (Pun intended).
Where do you do your best brainstorming?