Shake yourself out of a creative brain freeze by taking a walk

An excellent post! Sometimes we all just need a little fresh air!

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I have a love/hate relationship with my computer. I love it for the way it connects me with people and makes it easier to do research and write. I hate it for how fried I am after sitting in front of it for hours at a time. And as much as I can accomplish with a computer, I find that sitting in front of it isn’t the best place to find those epiphanies that can change everything.

Some of my best ideas come when I’m taking a shower, going for a swim, driving my car,  and going for a walk. As it turns out, scientists have proven that people generate more creative ideas when they walk than when they sit.

Santa Clara professor of psychology Marily Oppezzo was the lead author on a study that measured creativity among participants based on if they were walking or sitting. Oppezzo and professor…

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Aspiring writer, lover of words, book nerd, working editor, and permanent student of the world

Posted on August 18, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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