Quiet time often produces the best thinking because it helps thoughts bubble up to the top of your mind.
You know the places, in the shower, on the can, lying in bed. Don’t act all surprised.
I often get these moments when I’m alone in the car, especially if I’m driving on a highway. Even if the radio is playing, my mind will wander, and I frequently want to capture the thoughts.
There’s a huge, obvious problem though; I’m busy driving a car.
I used to dial up my work number and leave a voicemail, which worked really well because it could happen hands-free. Our universal inboxes deliver voicemail as an audio file, so my epiphanies would be waiting for me when I got back to my desk.
Lately though, voicemail has been cranky. It stops recording when I pause and asks me if I’m done. This means I either have to call back or rerecord, which means using the keypad. Not very hands-free anymore.
I found an Android app that can record and send audio, but again, it’s not as hands free as I’d like.
Do any of you have this problem? I can’t be the only one who thinks in the car.
I’m interested in a solution and also to know where you do your best thinking. Find the comments.