I need books stacked up around me to pick up at random. I figured it was an ADHD thing. But really, it’s just a physical version of other positively stimulative stacks and lists I know I’m happier when I have in my life.
The Japanese word for piles of unread books is “tsundoku.”
It’s like a health/energy boost you discover in a video game, but it’s for creativity in real life.
Here are my top 5 “get my brain working” stimulative stacks (and where I use them, not to be a brand-whore, but these choices are intentional). What are yours?
- Physical books
- Podcast feed
- Audible queue
- Apple Music library (what I have and to browse)
- Twitter lists
Any time I need a nudge, these are solid sources of inspiration for me.