According to Harvard psychologist Shelley H. Carson, author of “Your Creative Brain,” little distractions like going to the bathroom can actually be a good thing when it comes to creativity. She explains that interruptions and diversions can lead to a creative “incubation period.”
“In other words, a distraction may provide the break you need to disengage from a fixation on the ineffective solution,” Carson told the Boston Globe.
Looking for your next big idea? Here are six people who found inspiration in unexpected places — in the bathroom and beyond.