We’re constantly on the go.
We go from one task to another, from one source of entertainment to another.
Our minds are constantly being stimulated.
Whether it’s just the logical result of modern society or some other reason, it doesn’t matter.
You have to put time aside every day to do nothing.
I mean literally nothing.
Turn all of your electronic devices off and sit in a chair.
Resist the temptation to pick up a book or go and make a cup of tea.
Just sit there.
For some people, this will be an intensely uncomfortable experience.
All sorts of thoughts come up, like lava bubbling over the lip of a volcano.
If you’ve not been working on your mind, many of these thoughts will be unpleasant.
This is where you work on them. And you have to work on them, because denial is death to success.
Amongst the thoughts, you’ll also find answers, and that’s the main point of this post.
Your brain, whether you know it or not, is like a super-computer.
You feed it problems by thinking about them really intensely for a few hours.
The brain then begins working on them in your subconscious.
Once the brain has finished working on the problem, it waits until your mind is unoccupied, then it spits the answer out.
However, if you spend all of your time occupying your mind, your brain never has a chance to do this.
This act of your brain spitting out the answers to your problems is called ‘inspiration’.
You may notice that most people get inspiration when in the shower, while taking a walk or upon the verge of dozing off to sleep.
Those are the times when the mind is most likely to be unoccupied , so it’s then that it takes the opportunity to share the results of its work with you.
But you don’t have to wait until these most inconvenient of moments for your dose of inspiration.
You can schedule it.
So, do yourself a favour, sit down for ten minutes and do nothing.
Oh, and keep a pen and paper handy.