You’re daydreaming in the shower after an intense training and out of the blue a thought pops up in your head. How these “aha moments” are born?
Exercise activates the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain is the executive center of our body. This is where we make a lot of decision from, crunch data, planning and execution.
While we’re involved in physical activities, the psychic works too. The brain needs to overcome pain and adapt in finding a solution. In first place he will find lots of excuses, but it doesn’t work as he wants, we’re in charge here ! The inner talk distracts pain and keeps you in the game. Sometimes during an intensive long run I flip on autopilot and drift in a trance. To enjoy this natural high first you have to ‘hit the wall’, after you pass this stage the body doesn’t feel the pain. It’s like an auto defense mechanism used to overcome pain.
In this way you push your body to find a place of confort deep inside of you and send away the Messager of Misery.
When I try to solve problems (which is also pretty much all of the time). l’ll be mulling over a problem for hours, days, or weeks, struggling to find a workable solution. Sometimes I “sleep on it” or go out for a run.
The “aha moment” strikes
No wonder why the best ideas come in the shower, it’s because the body feels relaxed and your brain releases dopamine that can boost your creative juices.
In conclusion leave your comfort zone !
The best moment for changes it’s when you don’t need to make one. In order to discover your limits you must go above them, I challenge you to push yourself above limits and discover your zone !