Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared some questionable advice on how to become successful at work: Don’t go to the bathroom. ”I always tried to be the first one in in the morning and the last one to leave at night, take the fewest vacations and the least time away from the desk to go to the bathroom or have lunch,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show. “You gotta be there.” It wasn’t the first time the mayor has suggested that chaining yourself to your desk is the way to get ahead. In 2011, he told TechCrunch, “Don’t ever take a lunch break or go to the bathroom, you keep working.” But Bloomberg’s bladder-holding approach may not be as conducive to productivity and success as the mayor would like to think. A number of incredibly successful people have had their most brilliant ideas in the bathroom, and research actually supports the idea that being in the shower could boost your powers of innovative thinking.