Think back to the last time you had a revelation while doing something else. Maybe you were taking a shower, walking to the train, or otherwise occupied. Even so, this thought gripped you and seized you out of that moment and planted you firmly into a new way of thinking.
Has this happened to you? It happens to me a couple of times a week, and I used to never think too much of it because I usually forgot the big revelation by the time I was finished with my other task.
I like to call these little revelations “fringe thoughts.”
Lately I’ve been thinking that those revelations are pretty important. Articles like this one got me thinking that I should be more proactive about remembering these fringe thoughts.
What I’ve started to do to remedy my issue of not remembering these fringe thoughts is to immediately stop what I’m doing and write them down. Admittedly, this doesn’t work well when you’re im the shower or on a run, but in those cases I make surr to focus on thr thought and build it out so that I can come back to it later.
I’ve found that these fringe thoughtd help a lot in decision-making, generating ideas, smd keeping your thoughts straight. I’ve been recording mine in Evernote for a few months and it’s been very helpful. Give if a try, I think you’ll find these thiughts are very valuable. If you do, let me know how it goes.