2 thoughts on “Walking Your Way to Creativity

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I’ve definitely found this to be true. Both my thinking and my imagination seem stimulated when I’m walking or biking. And my mood is better as well. And it find it’s easier to break patterns of anxious thought, i.e. perseveration

    I do find that this is most likely to happen when there are few distractions. Very intense physical activity is distracting, you can’t really think much when you’re gasping for breath. Other people, particularly their conversations, are distracting for me. Though oddly enough other sounds aren’t distracting; one of the places I like to walk is actually near an interstate!

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  • June 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Northern California is a hiking-trail haven/heaven. I like the leisurely walks and hikes, as well as more intensive long runs, and everything in-between. I find I don’t need a partner for motivation, since it does help me cultivate my creativity, and helps keep me in shape, to boot.

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