Good ideas and inspiration don't just come out of the blue. If they do, you have a brain that is one-of-a-kind.
Normal people have to think their way through tough decisions, sticky situations and are even able to take a topic and turn it into a great idea with a few simple thoughts that usually involve "what ifs."
For me, most of my thinking gets done in three primary places.
- At the gym
- In the shower
- In the car
Notice that "the office" nor "the bed" isn't mentioned here. That's because both require complete mental focus. Stray thoughts take away from productivity at work and sleep at night.
Although inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime, you need to find some time throughout the day to let your mind do what it does best. Rather than disrupt your rituals throughout the day, set some specific times aside to expand on ideas that may have come to you while you were doing something that required focus.