Monday, May 17, 2010

Stuck on a Problem? Take a Walk

It's Monday, when we often struggle to get our minds into gear and focused on the workweek.

If you're stuck on a problem or in a bad mood, here's an idea:
"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world." —Paul Dudley White
As you probably know, about the worst thing you can do to solve a problem in business is to sit in front of a computer and stew over it.

Take a walk instead.

Not as a way of fleeing your problem, but as a way to get your conscious mind out of the way so your subconscious mind can solve it.

And, as a bonus, you'll get some exercise.

Don't have an hour or two free for a 5-mile walk? No problem. Fifteen or twenty minutes will do.

I've found this simple solution never fails to invigorate both body and mind, while producing solutions to most of the toughest problems we run into in business.

Try it today. Then, share your comments below.

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