Many of the great creative minds of the world, both past and present, had one major thing in common.
They loved to walk.
Steve Jobs, co founder of Apple was famous for his walking meetings, a habit that Mark Zuckerburg has adopted. Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory, went on at least three walks a day. Charles Dickens, one of the greatest writers of all time, took a three hour walk every day.
Many people anecdotal claim that they do their best thinking while walking. And the research agrees. Studies have shown us again and again that walking is proven to boost creative thinking.
Interestingly enough, it appears that the act of walking is the most important factor, the environment doesn’t matter nearly as much.
It seems that a walk is, in some ways, a rebirth of our consciousness. Purpose can be restored, stories created, ideas formed.
We never return from a stroll in the exact same mindset.
Our challenge to you is this: at least once a day, take a walk without a plan. No achievements, no goals. Let the freedom of movement stimulate your mind.
If you are attentive enough, every walk is a chance to see something you never noticed before and gain a different perspective.