self-care for creators, I stumbled onto research examining the impact of nature on productivity. The paper proved that being near nature can help enhance creative ways of thinking, especially the preparation phase (ideation and/or collecting enough information) and the incubation phase (contemplation) of the creative process.
I remembered all the circular walks I used to take in the park pre-pandemic. But I hardly ever walked in stillness. I used music to drown the noise of cheering children.
I decided to give the quiet-do-nothing-else-walk a shot. I found a desolate park right around the block, empty of people in sunny winter afternoons.Read more on pickthebrain.com