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Why You Should Always Write Down Your ‘Shower Thoughts’

You talk about writing down ideas while in the shower. How about ideas while washing dishes? I often have silly songs pop into my head both in the shower and at the kitchen sink. Most of my brainstorming happens on the front porch on a summer day. Thanks for such a great pose.

Meg Dowell Writes

About once every few weeks — sometimes more, depending on my mood and the state of my mental health — I accidentally write a song while taking a shower.

This is not something I’ve really felt the need to talk about until now. It’s weird. And I’m not particularly fond of explaining why I have written many of these songs throughout my life but have no plans to expose them to the world because, uh, priorities.

But this doesn’t change the fact that I am proud of where my ideas come from. We are all so distracted by the people and noises and shiny objects around us that we rarely give our brains the chance to run wild while we stare at a blank wall and wait for our conditioner to soak in.

Why do shower thoughts happen? Well hopefully it’s because you’re not really doing much in there other…

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