Moments of inspiration can come and go like that. When was the last time you said, “I had this great idea the other day, if only I could remember what it was.” No joke this happens to me once a week. Although you can have moments of inspiration come and go at any time there seems to be a recurring theme when it comes to when people are most creative.
That time is in the morning. When I talk about creating a morning routine for productivity, creativity is one of the benefits to doing this. It’s not just me who feels this way either.
I hit up my tweeps on Twitter and asked them when they are most creative and every person responded that their creative time was in the morning. Some people said that morning is best even though they aren’t morning people.
It makes sense that creativity comes easiest during this time. You are most likely well rested. You don’t have any distractions and it’s quiet. This is a perfect time to dive in and solve problems and create.
This creativity could come in the form of:
- solving a problem for your business
- making a video
- recording a podcast
- outlining a presentation
- writing a blog post or working on a book
I don’t want to say that you can’t do these things in the evening or afternoon but think about it. In the evening you are spending time with your family. You could be distracted because of your bad day at the office. Most importantly you are probably tired.
Back to my comment earlier about moments of inspiration that hit at any time. It’s important to carry around a journal with you as much as possible this way when you get an idea you can write it down immediately. When you have good ideas, you always think that because they are so good that you will remember them and then you don’t. Once your ideas are in a journal you can then revisit them during your creative time.
Do you have a morning routine that you are using to be creative? If you don’t, what’s keeping you from doing it? Get up tomorrow an hour earlier than usual and start doing the things that you have always dreamed about doing.