5 game changing books to smash through creative blocks! recommended by Shorsh

5 game-changing books to smash through creative blocks!

Picture this: you’re staring at a blank canvas, a blinking cursor, or an empty stage, and your creative mojo has gone AWOL. Well I’ve been struggling there, which took me to scour the literary landscape and today I’m able to bring you kind of a Swiss army knife that you can use to deactivate those pesky creative blocks. From unleashing your inner genius to taming the unruly beast of self-doubt, these 5 books will have you in the way to conquering creative challenges. Let’s get into it!

Book 1: “The Creative Cure” by Jacob Nordby

The creative cure: how to find and freeing your inner artist can heal your life, a book by Jacob Nordby

Step into the world of “The Creative Cure,” where Jacob Nordby acts as your artistic physician. If you’ve ever felt the grip of creative paralysis, this book offers the antidote. Nordby’s prescription? A hearty dose of unconventional wisdom, shaken and stirred with a touch of humor. Through insights and exercises, you’ll unravel the mysteries of creative blocks and emerge as a rejuvenated creative force.

Book 2: “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

Meet the maestro of cognitive thinking, Daniel Kahneman, with “Thinking, Fast and Slow.” While not a creativity book per se, it’s a roadmap to understanding how our minds work. Often, creative blocks stem from mental biases and habits. Kahneman’s insights guide you through the labyrinth of thought processes, helping you navigate the mental roadblocks that hinder your creative flow.

Book 3: “The Practice of Groundness” by Brad Stulberg

Meet your new creative Zen master, Brad Stulberg, and his guidebook to serenity, “The Practice of Groundness.” Creative blocks often stem from racing thoughts and scattered energies. Stulberg’s teachings help you cultivate mental clarity, focus, and a sense of calm, like a tranquil pond amidst the chaos of a storm. This book is your toolkit for grounding yourself and finding clarity amid the creative storm.

Book 4: “Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk” by Danielle Krysa

Let’s face it, we all have that pesky inner critic who’s a bit of a jerk. Enter Danielle Krysa with “Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk,” armed with strategies to silence that nagging voice. Krysa’s witty and empathetic approach helps you tackle self-doubt and fear head-on. With anecdotes that feel like a comforting chat with a friend, this book is the perfect companion for battling your own creative worst enemy.

Book 5: “Caffeine for the Creative Mind” by Stefan Mumaw and Wendy Lee Oldfield

Need a shot of creativity espresso? “Caffeine for the Creative Mind” serves up a double shot of inspiration and innovation. Stefan Mumaw and Wendy Lee Oldfield’s book is a collection of prompts, exercises, and insights designed to kick-start your creative engine. Just like that energizing cup of coffee, this book gives you the jolt you need to break through creative barriers and tap into your inner genius.

These 5 books in tandem are an effective toolkit against creative blocks. From quieting your inner critic to fueling your mind with caffeine-infused ideas, these authors have your back. Grab these literary powerhouses, a cozy reading nook, and a willingness to kick those creative obstacles to the curb. With these books as your companions, your creative journey is about to get a whole lot smoother!






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