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Jun 24, 201309:24 AMMind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

The knee bone’s connected to the … creativity bone?

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So as I’m recovering from my knee surgery and away from these tools I took for granted, what I am realizing is that there is a need not only to de-stress in our busy business lives, but also a need to create a regular environment for creative thinking. This may include physical activities like running, swimming, hiking, etc., or with more contemplative activities like meditation or writing.

If you’re not already doing this, I encourage you to think about establishing a regular practice that helps you calm and stimulate your mind to encourage your creative thinking, ability to solve complex problems, and think strategically. If you have something that you do in this regard, I’d be interested in hearing about it. Please share by leaving a comment below.

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Jun 28, 2013 06:18 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

Monday-Friday I get up at 6am and get outside for 20-25 minutes, walking twice a week, running twice a week, using the elliptical generally once a week (when it rains or it's one of those truly bitter cold winter days). Love early spring and late fall when I can watch the sun rise and I can let my mind wander. I solve all kinds of problems this way, figure out what I'm going to do with the day, and plan activities/adventures for my family. I can easily see how not doing this would leave me very unsettled. Hope you are on your feet again soon!

Jun 29, 2013 08:01 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

You can meditate sitting in a chair, so that would spare your knees. You might want to try that. There's a lot of information online.

Jul 8, 2013 03:10 pm
 Posted by  kmchugh

Loss of that time indeed is a challenge. While I've not quite found a perfect replacement I have found a tool that helps with cataloging thoughts.

Take a look at I've been using it with jotting thoughts down for everything from how to be a better coach to remembering resources to building marketing plans.

It may not be that 50 mile bike ride, but it has certainly helped me stay a little more organized while sitting at a desk.

Hope you're feeling better.

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Corey Chambas has over 25 years of business experience. He is the President and CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc., serves as a director of several of First Business’ companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.

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