Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Take a Walk by Andy Scheer

After an intense session at my desk, I finished assessing the manuscript.

What’s next on my list?

Doesn’t matter. It’s time to talk a short walk.

One lap around the building, and another around the building next door, and my mind felt cleared for the next project.

And maybe more creative. According to study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education and reported in the New York Times, a “brief stroll, even around your office, can significantly increase creativity.”

Weather too bad to walk outside? Walk inside. According to the study, it doesn’t matter.

“It really seems that it’s the walking that matters,” says Dr. Marily Oppezzo. “I think it’s possible that walking may allow the brain to break through some of its own, hyper-rational filters,” said the report in the Times.

I never thought of myself as “hyper-rational,” but taking a walk does help clear my mind.

How about you?


Davalyn Spencer said...

Absolutely. Walking is a must in my routine.

Diana said...

Great advice Andy. Julia Cameron calls 'walk abouts'; 'artist dates'. Where inspiration and refreshing comes. I try to practice this daily and always benefit from it when I do.