I’m not a morning person. At all.
On the other hand, I’m not exactly flush with inspiration at 9pm after a full day (ah, side hustles…).
For me, I think it’s about being fresh. Being relaxed. To get in that state of mind where everything flows, fed, watered, not overtired. My prime time is probably anywhere between late morning and early evening.
Inspiration strikes at the strangest times, usually when my mind is relaxed and free to wander. In bed, in those dulcet moment before sleep’s arms steal around you. In the shower, when I’m safely cocooned in a hot waterfall. When I’m power-walking home, disengaging from “work mode” and slowly winding down.
I firmly believe that you can’t force creativity – the best ideas, for me, at least, have always arrived unbidden. Whether you’re ready to accept them, whether you’ve set yourself up to give them the reception they deserve, is up to you.
When are you at your peak, and how do you harness it?