Some of the world’s greatest thoughts happen in the shower and it’s what we like to call shower thoughts (we have no proof to back this statement up).
Maybe it’s because it’s just so damn relaxing and it allows your mind to wander into all sorts of places without a care in the world allowing for limitless creativity. Psychologists actually made up a term for this and it’s what they like to call “incubation.”
This happens when the brain reaches one of the four stages of creativity: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. In simple terms, shower thoughts a.k.a. “incubation” is when the unconscious recombination of thought stimulated through your conscious work in sync with one another to spark some random, novel idea.
Another cool thing about this incubation stage is that the odds of you solving a problem significantly increases. And get this: the benefit maximizes the longer the incubation period lasts so long as the cognitive workload is low. When your brain is in a relaxed state and you’re in a positive mood, the creative juices really get to flowing as opposed to when you’re in an anxious one.
Another theory for brilliant shower thoughts is the dopamine that’s released during the shower which allows room for great ideas. Also, scientists believe certain distractions can cause our brains to disengage from fixating on one problem.
So relax your mind, allow a hot bath to release that dopamine, and get creative.
Anyways below are a list of the best shower thoughts from the subreddit r/showerthoughts. Prepare for your mind to be blown.
Whoa man…. My mind is on fire right now. You can check out more shower thoughts over on Reddit.
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