Boost your creativity in eight minutes
Want to break through a mental block? Take a walk. Strolling in spurts of even just eight minutes generates a lasting creative spark, reveals a new study from Stanford University. Researchers asked a group of men and women to think of unique uses for items like buttons and tires while either sitting or walking. The participants came up with 60 percent more creative ways to utilize the objects (like turning a button into a tiny strainer) after spending time on a treadmill. The researchers believe walking distracts us from the thoughts that could cramp creativity. Just another reason to think on your feet!