Studies say walking improves creativity, because there is a connection between walking, thinking and writing and I can attest to that belief first hand.
At times I’ve had writer’s block, either while writing my novel or while working on a new blog post, when right in the middle of a walk I suddenly can’t wait to get back home and start writing again.
There are several city parks in the area where we live and walking through them is one of my joys in life! It’s not only a pleasure, but also therapeutic.
Whenever life gets a little too stressful, I just throw on my walking shoes and head out the door. Within minutes, I’m in a different world and my mind heads down a completely different path and the stress begins to drift away.
As your body starts moving, the chemistry in your system changes, especially in your brain. Your blood circulates more quickly and oxygen flows to your muscles and all throughout your body, and you feel invigorated.
I recently read that walking on a regular basis can help promote new connections in the brain and even slow down aging of the tissues in your brain.
For a long time now, I have preferred to use walking as my primary form of exercise. Since it doesn’t take as much concentration as working out in a structured class or other organized activities, your mind is free to wander and that is the perfect environment to let your creativity flow.
If you are looking for the solution to a problem, where to go with a story line, inspiration for a blog post or for anything else that is on your mind, go for a walk!
The activity of walking, no matter what the pace, along with the visual of a variety of colorful flowers and greenery in nature acts like a natural relaxer and that’s when inspiration can strike.
Walking helps with organizing our thoughts and suddenly order can come out of chaos! I wholeheartedly recommend going for a nice long walk in a park or in the countryside.
Nothing gives me more inspiration than feeling closer to nature and God!
“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.” John 15:11-12, NLT