Creative release: Walk it off


Creative minds agree that going for a walk does wonders when you’re problem-solving. It can’t be a saunter around the office — you must leave the premises and enjoy fresh air, an evolving change of scenery, and increased blood flow. Whether you bring company or trek out on your own, a “brainstroll” will help you make new mental connections.

Thanks to Julie Felner, Jessica Tillyer, and James Wu of SY/Partners for this tip.

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