The study found that walking boosted creativity and it didn’t even matter where you walked-inside or outside. The benefits were the same. I’ve found that true for me since I’m walking so much more now, I’ll get some great ideas while I’m walking. The issue I’ve found is remembering them by the time I get back home, lol. I just had the brainstorm to start carrying a small notebook and pen in my pocket so I can write down a word or two to help me remember. So if you see me walking around town writing in a little notebook-I’m just being creative lol! Now if I could just figure out a way to remember stuff I think of when I’m driving!
I used this tactic a lot when I was taking college classes. If I was stuck on an assignment, I’d often take a short walk or get up and do something around the house and it would help synthesize the information and it would help me get past my mental block.
Do you find movement helps you with creativity? If so, tell us more about it in the comments!
P.S. I know there’s a note taking feature in my phone but for me I find pen and paper work better for things like this. I’m more likely to remember to look at it later and use it.