habitchef-podcast-logoIn this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you’ll discover four surprising ways that you can build your idea muscle and boost creativity. Backed by science, they’re all fun too.

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Listen in, and you’ll learn:

  • Why creativity is important to your success
  • How exercise fuels our brains
  • How simply getting outdoors can free up our mental resources
  • How you can use daily lists to build your idea muscle
  • Why reading fiction is a surprising way to stretch your imagination



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Notes from this Episode:

1. Exercise.

  • “Exercise is like miracle-gro for the brain.” – Dr. John Ratey, USA Today interview
  • “Exercise is a powerful tool in the quest to help transform the persistent uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that accompanies the quest to create from a source of suffering into something less toxic, then potentially even into fuel.” – Jonathan Fields, Fast Company Interview

2. Get outside.

  • “Nature is a place where our mind can rest, relax and let down those threat responses. Therefore, we have resources left over — to be creative, to be imaginative, to problem solve.” – Ruth Atchley, creativity researcher

3. Write down 1o ideas a day.

4. Read fiction.

  • Chris Brogan’s Human Business Way Podcast – Episode 85
  • “Exposure to literature may offer a (way for people) to become more likely to open their minds.” – Creativity Research Journal
  • ” . . . Novels, stories and dramas can help us understand the complexities of social life.” – Dr. Keith Oatley, NY Times


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