Walking in a different part of your neighbourhood can be as good as a vacation. Honestly. It can also make you a bit more creative.
Everyone needs a bit of inspiration now and then. We can’t all sit under a tree like Isaac Newton to be hit on the head by an apple. There is a less painful option of going for a walk.
Here’s the bit you can quote. Researchers at Stanford University published this study which found:
- 81% of participants increased their creativity after walking.
- Creativity for walkers was increased by 60% compared to those who sat.
- The creativity boost from walking lasted for a short time after the stroll ended.
- Going for multiple walks boosts creativity even further.
You’ve got the top tips now. Go on, get out there and take a stroll just like I did one sunny Sunday. I went for a meander along the Thames by Kew Bridge.
There were sail boats out on the river giving the whole scene a real holiday vibe. There were some pretty homes which looked all the more beautiful bathed in brilliant sunshine. The best bit was this little trip didn’t involve packing a suitcase.
I went home feeling ready to unleash a bit of creativity.