The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People | Zen Habits
The No. 1 Creativity Habit
In a word: solitude.
Creativity flourishes in solitude. With quiet, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep within yourself, you can focus.
Agreed. It is one of the reasons I am so much more productive at night after everyone else has gone to sleep (the other being I am a night owl).
See also: Shhh…