Routine Kills Creativity

The mind boosting power of stepping away from your desk and taking a walk

Clement Brian
Feb 18 · 6 min read
Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash

“The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.” — Vilayat Inayat Khan

1. You Feel Locked Out From Your Brain

“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” — Steve Maraboli (Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

2. Your Usual Pace Is Lacking — A Slow Pace Takes Over

“The way we do anything is the way we do everything.” — Martha Beck

3. Your Energy Tank Is Empty

“A man doesn’t need brilliance or genius, all he needs is energy.” — Albert M. Greenfield

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” — Aristotle

4. You Are Drifting Away From Your Core Task

“The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once.” — Samuel Smiles

“When you focus on just one thing at a time, without rushing or procrastinating, you cultivate a sense of timeless awareness that creates feelings of calm and well-being.” — Deepak Chopra

5. You Are Making Errors Even After Trying Your Best

“I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress and opens up your eyes to a whole new world .” — Claudette Dudley

6. You No Longer Feel in Control of the Task at Hand — Your Confidence To Complete a Set of Tasks Is Low

“Walking is man’s best medicine.” — Hippocrates

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

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