Shake yourself out of a creative brain freeze by taking a walk
An excellent post! Sometimes we all just need a little fresh air!
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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