aquanotesSo… how many times have you come up with the most brilliant idea ever while you were in the shower, only to forget it by the time you were dry?

It’s a common complaint that I hear from ADHD clients, and I can relate: I can’t shut my mind off when I’m in the shower. I think of things I need to take care of, items that need to go on the grocery list, even an idea for the next great novel! But with nothing to write these ideas down on, I’m rarely able to hang on to them.

Sound familiar?

Well, are you ready for this? Some absolute genius invented a waterproof notepad specifically for your shower!

AquaNotes is an environmentally friendly notepad and pencil set that sticks to your shower wall via suction cups. You can write on the paper when it’s wet, or get it wet when it’s already been written on. It’s easy to rip a sheet off the pad, and it feels like a normal sheet of paper when it’s dry. And–get this–it’s only $7.95! How can you go wrong?

I’ve been using my AquaNotes over the last week to:

  • Jot down to-do list items
  • Create a meeting agenda
  • Make a list of things to talk to my doctor about
  • Write down a song I heard on the radio that I wanted to download
  • Leave cute and/or funny messages for my partner
  • Remind myself to write this blog post that you’re reading right now

I highly recommend AquaNotes to all adults with ADHD. You can easily order it on Amazon and never again deal with the frustration of forgetting those great ideas you came up with in the shower.

Seriously, is AquaNotes not the best idea ever? The inventor must have thought of it in the shower.


Jennifer Koretsky About Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky, SCAC is the Managing Partner of the ADD Management Group, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of She is a Senior Certified ADHD Coach, and the author of Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD.


  1. We’ve all heard statements like “I have my best ideas in the shower”. Have we ever stopped to consider why that is? I’m certainly not a neurologist, but my money says that it’s because you’re almost certainly free of distraction. You’ve cleaned your body a million times, so you don’t have to focus on cleaning it this time and your brain is free to wander. That’s how I feel when I look at a blank page in a notebook.

  2. But part of the mythology around ideas and showers is somehow a truly great idea will, on its own, make you rich and change the world, a fantasy I can promise has never happened. Ideas are easy to find once you understand the basics of how they work (See ideas are made of other ideas ). But it’s always what you do with your ideas after you get them that matters. And perhaps this Aquanote thing, which lets you leave the shower with the idea in your hand, isn’t such a silly idea after all.

  3. Works as advertised. Some of my best ideas appear in the shower. Great time management trick. The pencil sometimes falls out but its not a problem. I think its somehow making my showers more relaxing as well since I can just jot the thoughts down.

  4. This product does exactly what it claims to do. Which in and of itself is special, but what it does is so cool to boot.I’m an aspiring writer and I like to record ideas for potential use later. But my best ideas only come when I can’t do anything about it: driving or in the shower. Driving was easy. I bought a digital voice recorder. But those don’t work well under water. Trust me, I know from experience.Then I saw AquaNotes and ordered some immediately. Now there are many mornings when I’ll take an extra few minutes in the shower because I’m too busy writing notes to rinse the soap off myself.The only complaint I have at all is that the notes are slightly difficult to rip off the pad. But it’s something I can live with for the added convenience of finally having a way to write in the shower.

  5. Super useful! Thanks