Creative shower thoughts

Shower Thoughts – Why We’re Most Creative in the Shower

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have found that your best and most creative thoughts come to you while you’re in the shower, but did you know that there’s a real, scientific reason for this?

Soothing Sensations

According to leading neuroscientists, the most original and productive thoughts require a creative state of mind and a creative state of mind requires three things: dopamine – the neurotransmitter that affects the pleasure and reward parts of our brain; distraction – something to take our mind out of a set pattern of thought that might be holding us back; and relaxation – the chance to let our minds wander free from stress and external stimuli.

And where better to treat your brain to all of these things than in the shower?

Experts say that the dopamine-triggering and relaxing sensations of warm water, habitual routines of washing, and stimulus-free environment of your everyday shower make it the perfect place to think your most creative thinks. Just make sure to keep a waterproof notepad in the shower to keep track of all those ingenious ideas!

Talking of ingenious ideas, here are some of our absolute favourites from the hashtag #ShowerThoughts over on Twitter:

Wh… What?

Do We?

Toilet Humour

Shower Puns

When Supermarkets Get Philosophical

“Land Lobsters”


And Last But Not Least…

We’d love to hear your #ShowerThoughts so please share them with us on our Twitter feed. And if you need any help creating your perfect bathroom, so those creative thoughts can flow freely, please get in touch with our designers and fitters, or drop into our bathroom showrooms in Ipswich and Hadleigh.

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