Shower Time

Note to my future self…

Today I started another personal experiment. Every day I will try my best to dedicate 1 hour of my day to “shower time”, which is simply a chunk of time to just think about anything that comes to mind similarly to how I do in the shower. I will probably do this at the end of the day to help me wind down but I will definitely be playing around with different formats to see what works best. It’s also worth mentioning that I won’t be actually doing “shower time” in the shower. That’s just terrible for the environment.

Why do this?

For a while now I’ve wanted to schedule time in my day to do absolutely nothing. The purpose of this exercise is to carve out some time to just think about anything that I haven’t had the chance to think through or an idea that seems interesting but I haven’t given it enough headspace.

The main appeal of having time to “disconnect” is that I will allow myself some time to think through problems or ideas that I would otherwise dismiss or not follow through. I believe that this is something that I need right now because the rest of my day is geared toward specific activities with clear objectives. The purpose of this experiment can be interpreted as an effort to counteract that ¯\(ツ)

This experiment is also part of my broader efforts to “engineer serendipity”. In other words, I hope that by having a dedicated time for “thinking” I will be able to make more connections than I would otherwise.

That’s it for now. I will introduce this into my weekly schedule and see how it goes. Will report back with any updates.

Now back to work..