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Beethoven's Surprisingly Simple Habit for Creative Breakthroughs

Eureka Moments

Walking, if done as a break after work, helps in processing and internalizing of brain information, forming new connections inside.

  • The Absorb state is an open state of mind, playful and receptive.
  • The Synthesis state is when the mind is in a closed state, ready to execute and provide output.

By walking, the Absorb state is induced and it leads to better Synthesis when work is resumed.

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Beethoven's Surprisingly Simple Habit for Creative Breakthroughs

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Walking And Creativity

Routines provide the soil to creativity. One such routine is walking.

Ludwig van Beethoven had a daily routine for a long, vigorous walk after lunch, carrying a pencil and paper, recording musical ideas.

Walking helps produce novel ideas and enhance creative thinking and maybe the missing ingredient for giving ‘legs’ to new ideas and insights.

Eureka Moments

Walking, if done as a break after work, helps in processing and internalizing of brain information, forming new connections inside.

  • The Absorb state is an open state of mind, playful and receptive.
  • The Synthesis state is when the mind is in a closed state, ready to execute and provide output.

By walking, the Absorb state is induced and it leads to better Synthesis when work is resumed.

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