It doesn’t take much time outside! Just 15 to 20 minutes reduces cortisol levels and releases endorphins, which help jump-start creative thinking. Take a walk at lunch or spend 20 minutes at the Truckee River, enjoying the sights and sounds of the water. In Wallace J Nichols’ book “Blue Mind” he states that “Time and time again, researchers have found that proximity to water strengthens the positive effects that environment has on well-being … for people who are extremely distracted … just taking themselves to the edge of water can open up the creative process."
You can also visit a local park and sit on a bench or take a bike ride on the Truckee River Trail. Just get outside and improve your creativity and health!
And by the way, leave your phone at home or the office.