June 25, 2013

Topic: Management & Leadership

The knee bone's connected to the ... creativity bone?

Lately I’ve been struggling. Struggling with minor back problems and a knee injury that led to recent meniscus surgery. I’ve also been struggling with an idea for my next blog. I think these two struggles are related and that my knee injury is somehow linked to my creativity.

If you’ve read my blog in the past, you have probably noticed that I formulate and work through a lot of my blog ideas while riding my bike through the Madison countryside. With my recent knee injury, I’ve been missing that opportunity to contemplate and crystalize my thoughts. As I’ve muddled through these injuries, I’ve also been unable to practice yoga. Not only am I losing my flexibility, I’m also losing the opportunity to slow down and calm my mind. Consequently, when it came to my blog, I’ve had a couple of ideas, but they seem to stay jumbled in my head. I can’t quite link where the idea came from, how it applies in the business world, and how I can share its applicability to readers in their daily lives.

Ironically, I originally started biking and practicing yoga purely for physical benefits. Biking is obviously a great cardio workout and I tried yoga as way to resolve long-term back problems. Over time, I realized that yoga helped me focus and calm my mind, while biking helped stimulate the development of ideas I wanted to focus on and also helped me organize my thoughts. Now I’m missing biking and yoga for both the physical and the mental benefits.

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