Spending unfocused time with your brain wandering allows you to creatively free associate just about everything and anything that can and will pop into your head. Just make sure to use that excuse next time your boss catches you slacking off—er, zoning out creatively—at work. We're sure they'll understand.
Brett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. This write-up took 50 percent longer than it should have, and that's apparently for the better.
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