Hand-washing dishes is a secret to the success of Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, accusing o a recent report.

Morning routines are important, but there’s something we can do the night before that can also help with having a productive day.

Being mindful while doing a mundane chore — like focusing on the feeling of the warm water and smell of the soap when washing dishes — reduces stress and stimulates the brain.

Research by Sandi Mann aka “Dr. Boredom,” a psychology professor at the U  of Central Lancashire, shows we are able to think more creatively after completing a boring task like copying numbers from a phone directory.

Ideas pop into our heads when doing these tasks. It’s similar to the ideas popping into our heads while taking a shower.

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