To Have More “Aha” Moments, Find Solitude

Have you ever had a brilliant idea while taking a shower, or walking , or exercising ?

“Aha” moments tend to pop up when our minds are quiet and our consciousness is at rest. You can nurture these moments by creating an environment of silence and solitude. No matter how busy you are, do your best to take breaks between meetings and find some alone time.

Go to an empty conference room or, even better, leave the office and take a walk outside. Once you’ve reached a quiet spot, ignore what’s going on around you and focus on your inner thoughts.

Put your phone on air-plane mode to completely disconnect for a block of time. This will allow your mind to truly wander, so your brain won’t miss the next light-bulb moment when it happens.