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Paul Jarvis in collaboration with Medium provided this writing prompt along with some free sample images from Death to Stock.

How do you give yourself the space necessary to create?

I often don’t. I admit I am one of those people who fills every empty moment doing something. I usually fill those “empty” moments while waiting in line reading my email or RSS stream. I know that I want to stop doing this. I know that when I go out for a walk that I get to “see” and be. Sometimes in ways that often bring great inspiration. My thoughts have space to “be”. I want more of these moments. I want to stop filling the gaps with someone else’s works.

When was the last time inspiration struck you? What did you do to best facilitate it striking? What did you do to make space to write this writing prompt?

Last night in the shower inspiration struck me. Actually, inspiration strikes me almost every night in the shower. It’s one of the few moments in the day when I can’t use my iPhone. The warmth and sound of the rushing waters clears my head of less important stuff. I can day dream. I can see where I couldn’t see before.

I want to make time for longer showers. Not literally. Figuratively. I need time + no-distraction. For example, I didn’t take a shower before writing this. I just started. Perhaps that’s all it take. Starting. Oh, and headphones. With some good trance music.