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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
And if you remember that song you're showing your age along with me. tongue smilewinkgrin

Where do you do your best thinking? I know, who has any "best thinking" any more. wink What I'm trying to ask is, where do you solve problems, think about things in your life or just enjoy thoughts of your day? For me this place is in the shower. No, I don't sing but for some strange reason I solve more problems in the shower than the rest of my days combined. I have no idea why, I don't concentrate on coming up with great solutions to problems but most times I shower I have solved one, or more, small issues that I need to work on. This morning it was a plan for dealing with a teenage grandson who needs some "motivation" from his Grandma and Grandpa! rolleyes I came up with a plan on how to best approach him with some problems he's brought on himself and hubby and I are going to tackle it tomorrow night.

Where do you do your best thinking or planning?
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I am somewhat scattered....... It can happen at any odd time of the day.
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I would have to agree with you, Mom. I do my best thinking in the shower as well. I don't know why. It just seems like I can work through things as I let the hot water soothe my muscles. Maybe it is because I feel more relaxed in the shower that I can work things out.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine occurs of an evening when Iiam walking my dogs. I ususally go on a quiet street near where I live, and the people who live there are mostly elderly, so there is usually not a lot of traffic. It is relaxing, with very few distractions.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
This probably sounds silly, but I do my best thinking playing a computer game. There is a particular game I like to play - it requires repetitive actions and little thought - that I find very relaxing. I play it when I am stressed or need to relax. It only takes about 10 minutes, so that helps me limit how much time I am sitting at the computer. My mind wanders, and I do some of my best thinking. I keep a pad and pen by the computer to write down to-do lists, ideas, or whatever I need to address that pops in my head while I'm zoning out.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I think I do my best thinking right before falling asleep for the night. Problem with this is that by morning I have usually forgotten what I wanted to do. LOL
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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I spend alot of time in my room that I use as my library, office, music room
and meditation room... It is my sanctuary and if I come up with any brainy usually is concieved here.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Very good thread. I am like GSDgirl, I am scattered so I could solve something anywhere. I try not to let my mind wander too much. I fight to stay focused on what I am doing. But that helps to keep me centered.

Wonderful topic Chutz. I am enjoying reading the responses on this one. Great as always.
And unfortunately, yes, I do know that song.  Mamma's and the Pappa's.  If I am not wrong about that one.  Correct me if I am...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/13/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I think pretty well driving down the highway with my music blaring and my coffee in my hand. At least, at the time I believe I'm thinking well....but I AM feelin good!! I am such a scatterbrain it's a wonder I remember any appointments or get anywhere on time (and it's a rarity.)

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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL....What awesome answers. My solutions are random...and far between. I seem like such a space cadet these days. It is really the fibro?? Sheesh...I get lost walking across the joke...couldn't for the life of me remember where I was going. So...the ideas that I do solve...I better hope I do it now or write it down since I won't remember the solution in 10 minutes.
Trying to keep my focus...

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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
That is so funny Sobermommy! I make lists all the time and then I can never remember where I put Every time I make a list for the grocery store it never does me any good because I always forget to bring it with me!
My best thinking, believe it or not, is when I am working on a puzzle. I never really relax or know how to, so I guess it relaxes me a little.

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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm like Shirley/SoTired, I get my best ideas and problem solving as I lie in bed just before I fall asleep. I'm not running here to there, thinking of what I need to do to for my husband and son, I can actually stop and think. And like Shirley I'd forget by morning so now I keep a pad and pen next to the bed so I can jot down any notes I need to. LOL

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   Posted 9/13/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...somedays the truth is funny...and I hope that I can laugh at myself more often than get frustrated. It all sounds good on paper tho right? It is pretty bad when other people see that I am lost...and if I am lucky they can remind me what I was going to do in the first place. My husband keeps saying to people..."It's the meds she is taking lately." I assumed is was but the more FOG stories I hear it has to make me
Trying to keep my focus...

Fibro, deg/bulg discs in neck, rotator cuff tear, exteme nerve pain in hands after carpal tunnel on both, multiple foot surgeries with pain still, IBS, tension headaches, (Lap band)

Savella, MS contin, Vicoden, claritin, prilosec, flonase, vitamins, calcium
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