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Apr 08, 2019 05:03:47


by @brianball PATRON | 210 words | 421💌

Brian Ball

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As our bodies are all connected, they know when we might want to pee. A little sensor in our bladder likes to pause the sleep cycle so we don't wake up in wet clothes. That would be uncomfortable. The sensor lights up a section of our brain and we jump into action.

At 4:00 am for the third time this sleep, I'm getting up and making the short trek into the bathroom. The great thing about this interrupted sleep is that I can tell my brain is working. I get some great ideas -- so consistently, in fact, I've named them. I simply call them ePeephanies.

If I'm ever struggling to have good / fresh ideas, I'll drink extra fluids. Coffee is my goto elixir and extra water keeps me hydrated and acts to set off the internal sensors more frequently - increasing the chance I'll catch an idea right as it's being birthed - like the early, still-safe, pre-pop-all-over-your-face stage of blowing a bubble with your chewing gum.

This little story might help you gain awareness about how to use frequent trips to the bathroom as a tool for creativity. Here's the recipe:

1. Drink lots of fluids

2. Relax completely when you pee

3. Let your brain tell you if it's making any new connections


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    @brianball wow... that could get me to drink more! thanks for the tip 😁

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Apr 09, 2019 17:19:02
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    @philh check out the ePeephanies!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 09, 2019 12:24:32
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    @brianball Interesting observation. I'm not sure the disruption to sleep is worth the ePeephanies during the wee hours of the morning, but have at it throughout the day!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 08, 2019 08:48:46
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      @brandonwilson - not unless you can nap at will ;-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 08, 2019 09:56:43
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    @brianball and you are thinking about closing "that door"?!?!?!
    I love your ePeephanies! <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 16:09:36
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      @lucjah -- haha that door closing had nothing to do with 200 Wad -- I was just imagining something related to @jasonleow 's post. :-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 08, 2019 07:14:51
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      @brianball uffffffff.fff.ff.f

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 08, 2019 16:17:16
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      @brianball @lucjah phew haha!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 09, 2019 20:35:01
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