My Three Favourite Books for Productive Creativity

My Three Favourite Books for Productive Creativity

Productive Creativity? What’s that? Well I like to think of it as creativity with a purpose. Mindful creativity. Creativity that meets a certain goal. I’m not saying you should be measuring this in the traditional way of course. Just in a way that is meaningful to your creative goals.

Three books that really helped me with this are:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – because you can’t be truly creative OR productive when you are stuck in and surrounded by clutter.

Organized Simplicity – this is in the same vein, just another take on the de- cluttering concept.

Big Magic – which gives you permission to grab your creativity and run with it.

I turn to them again and again. I read or listen to Big Magic annually (the audio book is fantastic!)

What are your go to books for creativity or any of your special interests?

8 thoughts on “My Three Favourite Books for Productive Creativity”

  • Well, I would venture to say that my partner and I live cluttered lives. Sure, we clean up on occasion- when we finish about 10 projects and only have 5 to handle. But, clutter is a personal view. My desk is covered with 15 different projects. I know where each is. I can jump from one to the next, so I never get bogged down or stuck in a dead end. I’ve been doing this for at least 50 years now.

    • I hope I didn’t give you the impression that I am completely clutter free! It’s a work in progress for sure. We moved four years ago, and the new place still doesn’t have enough storage space so that’s my struggle. I like to call what you described “Artful Clutter”!

  • Big Magic and the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up are fantastic books. I haven’t read the other, so I’ll add that to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • I have books about hygge that I have read more than once and a book about self care that I am reading slowly right now. And in that book, I have re-read a section or two already, to take a deeper look at her reflection questions. Both topics get me thinking about how I want to live in my home and what routines and rituals I want to create, what comfort rituals I need for planned delight.

    • Sounds delightful. I have a book about Hygge, it’s a concept I really like. I should pull it up on my Kindle.

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