We鈥檙e always looking for ways to unlock our creativity and maximize our #iamcreative spirits. In the ironic news of the day, Scientific American reports that mental exhaustion may actually lead to overwhelming brilliance. Huh? We know, we know. It seems counterintuitive, but those all-nighters you pulled in college may have been on to something.

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According to a French study, when our minds are too tired to function, our best ideas can come to life. The theory is that our minds generate the most creative thoughts when our inhibitions are otherwise lowered or impaired. The common sense that keeps your eccentric schemes at bay during the day pretty much takes a break as you get more and more tired.

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Essentially, it鈥檚 not necessarily a bad thing if you鈥檙e burning the midnight oil while working on your #SideHustle. Of course, if you鈥檙e more of a morning person, you may want to wait an hour or two before caffeinating up, so you can revel in that bleary-eyed burst of creativity too.

When are you most creative? Let us know in the comments!