I am a big fan of SoA.
SoA = Suspension of Attention
It's the idea of letting your brain use a distracting activity to make it so that higher order thoughts and ideas can bubble up to a conscious level where you can analyze and articulate them. It's from my good friends at Pathwise.
Some ways to get into a state of SoA that work for me:
- brushing my teeth
- driving (aka windshield time, which works great for me and @arryinSeattle for mutual windshield time)
- washing dishes
- putting away dishes
- cleaning up the house
Reid Hoffman calls it "where do you do your best thinking". And he compiled all those places by his guests into this one podcast.
And as a side note, it is a fantastic episode if you're also on your journey to find your big idea. Timing is more important than the idea. Knowing yourself is more important than the big idea.
My name is Dae Yu.