“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking," Friedrich Nietzsche, a well-known German philosopher.
That is something I can attest to! Whenever I hit a mental slump, I go for a walk. Even walking on a treadmill helps me gather my thoughts. In every step I take, my mind gets refreshed. I can feel brimming ideas up in my head.
I can picture my ideas coming to fruition and see what happens next. With a clear head and a burst of creativity, I feel more inspired after walking!
A Stanford study has concluded that a person’s creative thinking improves while walking. It was observed that 100% of the participants who walked have created at least one high-quality novel analogy.
It showed that walking significantly increased the participants' creativity levels than those who were sitting.
It does not matter whether you are indoors or outdoors, as long as you are walking. It also clears up our heads and allows us to refocus.
After walking, you can still retain your ideas after sitting shortly, so jot them down as quickly as you can.
Still in a slump? Why not stand up for a while and walk it out?
This is me at Dubai's Miracle Garden. It's the world's largest natural flower garden, occupying more than 72,000 square meters of over 300 million plants and flowers. I will never get tired of walking in a place like this.
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