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Recent studies have shown that taking 8 minutes out of your day to walk may boost your creativity. The Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition had subjects walk for eight-minute blocks of time, then tested their capacity for brainstorming and creative thinking. At work I occasionally walk away from my computer to think out a problem in a different scene. Discussing a project with my coworkers in a cafe rather than the office, etc. Turns out, that isnt the best approach. Instead of using the 8 minute break to work our a problem, this article explains, walking should be a time to let your mind wander without a filter. It doesn't matter where or when, any sort of walk will get your creative juices flowing.
This is why cyclists can ride for 5 hours with no music and not be bored. The mind wonders. A wondering mind isn't really the best description because it's more an act of clearing all thought, so really it's like emptying your mind!
A pre-breakfast walk and a post-dinner walk cures almost anything!
I have been sitting at my desk for the past four hours, maybe I'll go take that walk right now :)
It may take some practice to clear your thoughts for something like this, but I think it would be very meditative and relaxing. I often find I get caught up in my thoughts just going around and around and if I take a break and clear my head completely I'm able to come back to it with a new perspective.
@Kimbler Hahahaha, if that's what you want to do I say go for it
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