Apr 12, 2011

Being sick kills creativity

I was sick for some days, quite common spring flu and I just laid down in bed and sofa most of the time. I had all the time in the world to blog, but I couldn't. Not feeling well and not being able to exercise outdoors seemed to put my writing skills to zero. I even had some subject I had thought before hand I could blog about, but still I just couldn't arrange my thoughts in any meaningful way.

I've noticed that I often arrange my thoughts when I'm on move. If I'm jogging or doing something else or I'm out with the kids, I notice myself thinking on something I'm going to blog about. I even sometimes make the first sketch in my mind during being out. I always forget that one, but still it's easier to start writing when you have once gone through your thoughts that.

I found even scientific proof that exercising enhances productivity and creativity. Here's one study about creativity being increased because of exercising. The main finding there seems to be that exercising affect your mood and creativity separately.

I'm finally feeling better and I'm going to start finishing the ideas I had to blog about. I just need my time outdoors to get my thinking together.  

Written by +Henri Hämäläinen

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