Showering Naked (with Creativity)

Life can feel dull at times. There are moments, though, where.. BANG! There’s nothing better than being struck with a wonderful idea. Do you notice that sometimes the best ideas come in the shower?

What’s up with that?

Leo Widrich from Buffer seems to have simplified this best with three key ingredients for creative insights. Widrich offers that:

  1. Dopamine helps creativity. Frankly, a nice warm shower feels good. It’s a dopamine party!
  2. Distraction calms the thinking mind. The shower requires some basic (and distracting) habits like washing your armpits. This allows your mind to wander in ways putting out fires in your life doesn’t. 
  3. The creative mind needs to be safe enough to relax. What’s more relaxing than a warm shower?

I’m not saying to take a shower when you’re short on creativity, but I do. And, we both can be thankful that I did because now this article exists.

3/15/23 WOD

DEUCE Athletics GPP

Complete 5 rounds of the following complex for load:

1 Power Clean

2 Front Squat


Then, EMOM 15

Min 1: 8 Dips

Min 2: :30 Max Double Unders

Min 3: 40 Yard Fat Grip Carries




Sumo Stance Box Squats


Complete 4 rounds for reps of:


3 Hang Power Snatches (115/75)

5 Hand Release Push Ups

9 Squats

-Rest 1 Min-