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Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity


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A fun self-help book mixed with inspirational and funny passages. Perfect for every creative mind.

The first thing that struck me about Lazy Creativity was the level of brevity the author provides. Kyle Bernier has a sense of humor which is what makes this book stand out from most mundane books about achieving your goals. I love that Bernier maintains professionalism and quality, but also writes to you as if you were a friend.

The first exercise in Lazy Creativity is about list-making and the satisfaction of crossing things off. For me, this is a massive satisfaction. I make lists left and right on a regular basis, so tuning in to that level of organization is excellent.

Bernier explains the idea of lazy creativity and how it is utilized on a daily basis. Life comes with obstacles and responsibilities which can hinder us from achieving creative goals. Bernier urges the reader to fit small amounts of creativity into everyday life. A doodle here, a journal entry there, anything to boost your feeling of satisfaction and get those creative juices flowing. He even compares projects to a game of Chutes and Ladders:

"Sometimes there isn't a start or an end but instead just a winding road that curves up and down, backward and forward, inside and out. There may not be an "end" in the traditional sense, but maybe something that evolves perpetually, like a garden that changes with the seasons."

Lazy Creativity provides specific exercises to work into your routine that are simple and easy. If you are like me, creativity is a huge part of my life. Finding time to express yourself is often pushed to the side to make room for the essentials such as work, cooking, childcare, etc. What Bernier has done is show you how to take time for yourself while also keeping up with your responsibilities.

This book is a MUST read. I felt so inspired and refreshed after finishing this book. If you love to create, whichever way you choose, I highly recommend taking this book for a spin.

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Rachel Patterson's poetry has been published in several literary journals, such as The Penmen Review. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English, and she is completing her MFA in Creative Writing. Rachel lives near Pittsburgh with her husband, son, and three crazy cats.


About the author

Kyle Bernier is an art therapist, artist, researcher, and author who has spent years living and making creatively. Kyle holds a Master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kyle is currently based in Minneapolis, MNwhere he works, creates, and writes, when he isn’t feeling lazy. view profile

Published on May 11, 2021

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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Genre: Self-Help & Self-Improvement

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