Creativity is the fastest, easiest and least expensive way to bring added value to your brand, product or service. Fortunately, your next creative breakthrough can be just as fast, easy and inexpensive.
Great writers and artists included walks into their daily creative practice. These walks provided insight and inspiration, and often served as the cure for writers block. Henry David Thoreau’s approach to the art of writing is more relevant than ever…
“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live! Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow–as if I had given vent to the stream at the lower end and consequently new fountains flowed into it at the upper. A thousand rills which have their rise in the sources of thought–burst forth and fertilize my brain. . . . Only while we are in action is the circulation perfect. The writing which consists with habitual sitting is mechanical wooden dull to read.”
(A Year in Thoreau’s Journal, August 19, 1851)
A recent report from Stanford University confirms what writers like Thoreau have know for centuries… walking boosts creative inspiration and increases creative output.
So if you feel like you need a creative boost, here’s my suggestion:
Step 1. Click the link and print out the story on “walking vs. sitting.”
Step 2. Walk to your printer to retrieve the story.
Step 3. Fold up the story, put it in your pocket and keep walking!