Here’s a great bit of advice for both artists and graphic designers: The Big Book of Logos (a compilation of the best 2,500+ logos in America) is available in paperback form (whereas before it was only in hardback).
This book has been used in college classes for years as an example of what is out there and as inspiration to get those brain juices flowing.
Even better: I’ve seen it online for as low as $6.
While you’re waiting for your copy to arrive in the mail, take a break and pamper yourself. More specifically, bake. These cookies look delicious: