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Do less to achieve more

20 to 30 minutes can give you the solution… turns out that napping is beneficial not only for your health but also for your creativity. Have you ever slept over a problem and woke up with the solution? Thomas Edison experienced this process many times.

Professors from the University College London, Georgetown and UC Berkeley have stated that the brain needs downtime to relax and make new connections. Indeed, this fact is related with any type of work, but when it comes to creativity the less you have, the better you work as you can spend time doing other activities that could influence in those creativity breakthroughs.


If we want people to be more creative we need people to be able to do less


Furthermore, taking a little rest helps clearing the short term memory improving our focus and helping finding solutions to anything that may have been stumped. This happens due to our right side of the brain (the creative part) which, unlike the logic and analyzing part (left side), during these sleeping session stays “chatting away to itself and the other side of the brain the whole time”.

As we can see, these facts point out that relaxing and sleeping time to time can help us reaching our best creativity point. As Edison said: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” And now, without any doubt, a little siesta.

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[…] Published on February 1, 2017 in Innovation Hacks by Amanda Pettersson Weekend hikes, daily bike rides, and afternoon walks are all good for your health. But getting out and about is also good for your creativity. Scientists have established that taking a walk can help you work better with ideas and problem solving.   Take action on this: Set aside time for walks, just for the sake of walking. Don’t bring your phone. Bring a notepad for the ideas that come to you. Even though a walk increase creativity, it is also important to take a nap once in a while! Read about that here. […]