When are you most creative?

Phoenix, Arizona
November 29, 2015 4:27pm CST
I was thinking about whether being an early bird or a night owl brings out the most creativity. I know for me, while I may prefer to sleep in, I am at my best when I awake early and get started with my day. Of course, caffeine or a protein drink may be what I need to get going; however, once I am alert, my mind can focus on new ideas and directions.
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@rebelann (28107)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov 15
Different days means different times that I come up with ideas .... ummm, mostly for taking pics tho .... trouble is I don't always act on it and once that feelin is gone I might as well wait for the next day.
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@marlina (57111)
• Canada
30 Nov 15
I am most creative after a few coffees in the morning.
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• Phoenix, Arizona
30 Nov 15
Nothing like caffeine to get you going in the morning.
@moffittjc (31771)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Nov 15
Although I am a night owl, I am most productive first thing in the morning. That's why I usually skip the morning chat at the water cooler and sit down at my desk and get straight to work! Everyone thinks I'm being anti-social, but I want to get things accomplished before my brain settles down and loses that edge!
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• Phoenix, Arizona
30 Nov 15
I believe that you are not the only one.. There are some at my office that are only social in the morning and you don't hear a peep out of them the rest of the day. We have flexible work start times so if you come in later, others have already started working.
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Nov 15
I get creative at different times, and sometimes a picture could spark a creative thought or a memory could too.
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• Phoenix, Arizona
30 Nov 15
I agree with you about pictures sparking thoughts. There a lot of things that can catch our attention such as a commercial, a song, a book, something that someone else sees. That is the key to be aware of what is around us and allow ourselves to use those sparks to motivate us.
@GardenGerty (87691)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Nov 15
I definitely have more energy in the morning. I am really most creative when taking pain pills.
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@KristenH (18351)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
30 Nov 15
I'm mostly creative in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. Very rarely at night, unless I have a caffeine fix.
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@OneOfMany (9169)
• United States
29 Nov 15
It depends what kind of creativity you ask of me. If it's calm day persona then it's one result. If it's insane night persona, then it's completely different. Lately I have merged them and every thought that is a major one is god-tier. Of course, I like the antagonist role in my current thought topics, so I tend to be the bad guy in the creative world, though I have good intentions.
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@sharon6345 (98744)
• United States
29 Nov 15
It can be any time of day for me. I have found my mind giving me great ideas while my eyes are falling a sleep.
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@jaboUK (48828)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
I'm best at night, especially now that I'm retired. I can stay up as long as I like.
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• Depok, Indonesia
16 Jan 16
in bathroom when i am taking bath
@celticeagle (111655)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Nov 15
I have always been a night owl. I love the night. (I'm a vamp fan- go figure) It started when my daughter was a child. I would wait until she was in bed and I had time to myself. Now she is grown and I am retired. I quite often get into what I am writing and find that I have stayed up all night.