How regular exercise can get muse juice flowing
"HEALTHY MIND IN HEALTHY BODY"
Research has shown that regular exercise actually helps increase brain activity. So, the next time you need to get your muse juice flowing, try getting a little physical. Going for a walk, run or swim will not only help your brain’s creative output, it might also give you time to contemplate on your creative endeavor.
Walk, Run, Swim…
I love television, sometimes a little too much. I can spend hours at a time in front of the old boob tube, popping chips and watching old reruns of my favorite shows. The problem is that they like to call it a boob tube for a reason. After spending too much time being sedentary, I sometimes find it hard to get up and do anything creative. All that sitting around and doing nothing for some reason makes me want to sit around and do more of nothing.
Apparently there is a scientific reason for thisAccording to recent research, there is a definite link between regular exercise and elevated brain activity. Exercise helps boost circulation which in turn helps bring more oxygen to the brain which then helps your brain function better helping you make all the right neural pathway connections and find your muse. Now I am not saying that in order to create a masterpiece, you are going to need to train like for an Olympic Triathlon. However, if you just spend all day in front of the television, or computer screen, eating potato chips and drinking soda pop, you are doing neither your brain nor your body any real good and when it comes to time for you to be creative, you might find it a little harder to squeeze out any inspirational thoughts. Next time you are planning to do something creative, but cannot seem to get the muse juice flowing, why not take some time to get off you duff and do something physical. Go for a nice walk, or a bike ride, or do some laps at the local pool. Exercise will not only give your brain a much needed oxygen boost, it can also give you time to think about your creative activity. As you are doing laps in the pool or making your way down the bike trail, you might actually end up finding your muse.