In his article “How to Boost Your Creative Thinking”, Gregory Ciotti gives different strategies on boosting your creative thinking. Here’s what he has to say about “moving”:
“Is there any wonder that ‘Exercising more is one of the most desired good habits in the entire world? Some research even suggests that exercise can actually boost creative thinking as well, due to it’s ability to get the heart pumping and put people in a positive mood…If you’re stuck in a creative rut and want to take a break, try including exercise while your brain is subconsciously at work, it may help to speed up your “Aha!” moment.”
So, when in need to solve a problem, figure something out or come up with new ideas try:
- Moving: Bike, walk, run, go kayaking… whatever your favorite form of exercise is — get out there and do it!
- Don’t add noise: If at all possible, don’t add noise, music, audiobooks, keep it quiet. Put your phone away, try to find a quiet place to think.
- Solitude: Carve this time for yourself, even if it’s just 30 minutes. Put your phone away, find a place to be alone with your thoughts and regroup. Inspiration comes when we can remove the obstacles to it!
As a takeaway, answer these two questions:
- Where do you do your best thinking?
- How often do you give yourself this time?
Read more here on another post “What if Work Was Fun & Easy?”