Says the left side of the brain: 'Why are we doing this?'

Monday, April 28, 2008
The left side of our brain helps us to think. We use it to solve all the riddles motherhood poses to us, and to structure and organize our lives.

We've got creativity and intuition on the right side of our brain. This is where you get all your bright ideas from! It's not suprising a lot of writers are also runners. The right side of your brain brings you to yourself.

One of the most important missions of the left side of your brain is to make sure you're comfortable. So as soon as it perceives stress, for examply when you go out for a run, it starts to splutter like an overprotective mother: 'Don't do that! You'll get hot and red in your face!'.

It evens throws in philosophical questions to get you to stop: 'Why are you doing this?!' Your left side of the brain can think of a myriad of reasons why running is a bad idea: 'It's too hot, it's too warm, I'm too tired etc.'

Running is the key to access your right side of the brain and shut the left side up! By going out for a run, and sticking with it, your right side of the brain gets a chance for a change. Ideas start to flow, and you become aware of yourself.

So when you go out for a run be prepared for the nagging voice of the left side of your brain. After about fifteen minutes it starts to falter en your righ side of the brain starts talking, and you'll feel great.

Says the right side of the brain: 'To get a word in!'

1 comment

  1. hi,

    saw you on momblogger.

    found your blog very interesting. definitely not run-of-the-mill (ha, ha!).
    though i can't run too much because of a knee problem,(my left brain protests) i try to walk as much as i can.