How the sauna can offer you a new perspective

Adrian George Nicolae
3 min readJun 17, 2018
Photo by Cole Keister on Unsplash

I’m a guy that has read about all sorts of ways to get new ideas.
The great thinkers of the past used to walk at least an hour every day, to get new ideas and new ways of doing something. And that makes perfect sense. You’re outside, different senses, anything can happen, and your mind is affected by that.

Imagine you’re struggling to find out what you want to do next in life, or write a story, or how to ask someone out, or even propose. So you go out, walk around a park, sit on the bench, and chill. Only you don’t chill.
On the way there, you might come across a dog peeing on a deflated tire, some kids giggling because another one tripped, a couple holding hands way too tight, and a girl walking with her head to the ground. You could see all that and some more on the way to that bench, or you might see dead pigeons, a lost cat, mice roaming around, and someone doing a barbecue with freshly fished fish that should not be fished. Depends on your state of mind and perspective.
Obviously, other stuff can happen once you sit on the bench, from unwanted people sharing your wooden space, to a frisbee flying near your mullet, to clouds coming just as you arrive.

That’s only one thing you can do, which I’ve done.
Another thing you can do is to go for a run, or a jog, but something slower paced than what you’d run.
What that does is it clears your mind, makes you think faster, and gives you exercise, too. I did a shaky vlog about that.
Running and thinking is the modern version of walking to the park, simply due to how we’ve evolved to have such a fast-paced lifestyle, with way too many things going on in our lives, that it’s the natural progression.
People do that when they go to work, too.

And here’s a new one that I experienced recently.
The sauna. It’s been for a while now, I know, yet I don’t always have the time to go to such a thing, more so swim every weekend. But I made time this weekend, and I’m glad I did.
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