So, why run? Because not only does it burn calories in a hurry, but also because it's boring, methodical, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other mind-numbing repetition that gives you 30 minutes to do nothing but listen to music (or nature), think, dream, and plan. And that, it turns out, is as good for art as it used to be for business when i ran every morning and planned out my day. Today i painted at least 3 paintings - in my head - while running. And one thing that i know about art - about 80% of is it mental. What will be painted, where it will be placed on the canvas, what colors are chosen, how thick the paint will be, what the message is, how the strokes will flow on the canvas. The best paintings I've ever painted were in my head for years before i even started painting or knew how to use a paintbrush.
Who knew that running was good for the Creative? Want to be more organized? Want your creative thoughts to coalesce? Try Running. or walking. Anything that is methodical, moves your bod, and gives you time and freedom to just let thoughts flow. You could become an artist. Or better at whatever you do. :) xxoo kl