Julia Cameron calls it walking meditation and after many books on creativity, walking has become an integral part of her creative trifecta.
Since I cannot sit still, walking rather than sitting in a quarter lotus position is an almost perfect solution. Almost perfect. What if you don’t have time? What if it’s raining? And what if yours is not the most salubrious location in the city?
Walk inside the building. Take the back stairs, even pace in your office. It’s the movement that will help, standing up, stretching your legs, unkinking your back. We all knew this, there is a reason recess was invented. But thanks again to Stanford University – it’s official.
So when you strap on your comfortable walking shoes and head out of the office. Tell them you are thinking.