Feeling like your creative flow is being blocked? Ditch the phone, breathe in some clean air, and get moving. Spending time hiking or walking outdoors can help you be more creative.

Take a Walk or Hit Trails for a Creativity Boost

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A recent study showed that men and women scored better on creativity and problem-solving tests after spending time out and about in nature. Next time you’re feeling boxed in or stuck, unplug and take a walk al fresco. Spending a little time without gadgets or phones enhances creativity, which can also increase overall happiness.

Do It Today: This afternoon, turn off the computer and take a tech-free walk outside to boost creativity.

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