Thomas Ramey Watson

Your Best Ideas Happen In The Most Unusual Places

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.


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