Thomas Jefferson use to sit in his chair as he would contemplate and think about issues, problems and solutions. He would put a couple marbles in his hand and hang his hands over the arm of the chair. He would put a bucket under where his hands were hanging so when he fell asleep and the marbles would fall into the bucket and they would make a loud noise and wake him up. He believed the time, in that moment you fall asleep was the most inspired for new ideas.
Now, I don’t quite do it that way but I think there is a way to try and get good ideas and solutions to things you are wanting to do or contemplating. I sit in a chair with a pen and pad of paper and just think on the issue, situation and problem and think until my thoughts come to mind, then I write them down. This does not mean I get the solution at that moment but I do come up with ideas or thoughts that may lead that morning, later that day or the next that could lead to the solution.
Give it a try. If you have something you would like to do, get better at, a problem to come up with a solution……..try sitting with a pen and pad of paper in your chair for a half hour and see what comes.
Or… you could try the marble approach with T. Jefferson.
Have a great day and thank you for all you do.
(And let me know what you think)