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You want to be creative, but it’s a different thing to get out of bed and start doing something. As your muse pokes you awake, sloth entices you with a soft pillow. What if there’s a way for these two creatures to get along? Author Kyle Bernier took a while to write Lazy Creativity: The Art of Owning Your Creativity, and the outcome of this endeavor is worth it. Here, creativity is his driving force to keep working, yet at the same time, he did it little by little, piece by piece, step by step—doing away with any unnecessary pressure. He guides you through a similar creative process, breaking down his book into sections that follow a linear creative process. From getting started to moving forward, you can focus on any topic that interests you since creativity doesn’t always operate in a linear process.
I personally like Kyle Bernier’s take on what he coins as Lazy Creativity. It took me a year to write a novella, and I was happy with its outcome. We all have our own concepts of creativity and our relationship with it varies. Bernier shares how he deals with it without any imposition for you to follow it. If you do choose to follow this guide, you will likely find it easier to deal with or tame your muse. The passion to create is something that you do not force. It must flow. And it will only do so if you take time to understand why and how creativity happens and in what manner it approaches you. Doing so allows you to find the energy to face it and do it each day. This is why this Lazy Creativity deserves your attention because it gives you a reason to get motivated in thinking, creating, and connecting in spite of life’s complexities that make you want to sit back and do nothing.