For some people showers tend to be the best place to think. There are some people who get creative or can think more clearly under showers. A recent study shows that 72% of people get creative ideas in the shower. If you wonder why this happens, then have a look below!
1. Due to distraction
While showering, obviously we are distracted. Distraction gives our brains a break and so our subconscious mind can work on a problem more creatively. Basically, it is impossible to think when one is facing a deadline or too focused on a task. Therefore our brain finally gets a chance to shut down in the shower and looks at everything it learned that day in a new creative light.
2. Due to relaxation
We’re relaxed while showering and when we have a relaxed state of mind, we’re more likely to turn our attention inwards and are able to make insightful connections. Relaxing your mind is a great way to make way for ideas. Research shows that your brain is not most active when you’re focused on a task but rather, it’s more active when you let go of the leash. Also we feel safe in the coziness of our shower and that is where our we get out most wild imaginations and dreams.
3. Due to dopamine flow
A lot of dopamine is released in our brains as taking a warm shower contributes to high dopamine flow. Scientists say that our creativity depends on the dopamine flow. Due to the relaxing shower environment, our brain can afford to be free and open to daydreams, thereby increasing our creativeness.
4. Due to earthing
When we are under the shower, that may be the only time when we are grounded to earth. Since most of us wear shoes all the time and walk on insulated surfaces we lose a track of being grounded. While grounding or earthing is a process where we electrically connect to the electromagnetic fields of earth skin to skin, our left brain activity is calmed by earthing and stress related cortisol levels go back to normal. So a calmer left brain could definitely help in thinking and leading to a creative breakthrough.
Shower is a place where we truly think about those things that we want to do. Since taking shower is a daily routine, your brain sort of goes to autopilot mode and you enter in the land of free thinking! And so the answer that your ideas in the shower are so different from elsewhere lies above. It is like a meditation and our creativity rises when we are tired and take a shower.
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