As a writer, it’s pretty safe to say we’ve all experienced writer’s block at least, well, a handful of times.
The fact that I’ve been putting off writing this current sentence for a few hours should easily tell you I’m dealing with it right now, (whoops?) anyhow, there are some things which can help me get through it, and continue writing again (like now, woo!) so let’s get into it!
A big thank you to Fran from franthring.com for suggesting writing this post, your help got me inspired and going!
I’d just like to state, these are some things which work for me. They don’t work 100% all the time, but they do help me get writing again, whether it’s writer’s block or just plain procrastination.
Taking A Break
Sometimes for me, my writer’s block is after a long workday, or just when things have been busy and I just need that break. Getting away from it all for a short while (or set time) can help so much.
Get away, and clear your mind from it – even if that’s sitting on the other side of the room watching TV – go back to it when you feel refreshed and ready to take on the task.
Instead of writing, perhaps try reading.
Whether it be a book, an article, or a blog post, seeing someone else’s writing style and reading someone else’s work may just be what you need to get you back into the writing mood again.
Focus On A Different Task
If writing isn’t the only thing you need to get done, work on another task instead. Working on, and completing other tasks may be just what you need to get you motivated to get going.
Doing A Different Creative Outlet
For me, writing is something I’d like to do as a career, but also a creative outlet, and sometimes I just get drained from writing.
For me, taking a break from writing and doing something else which is creative (whether it be art related, photography related, anything) allows me to continue fueling my creative need, but also allows me to less drained from it too.
I never used to be able to write without being in silence. But now, I’m far more productive with background noise. I would play streams of gamers I liked watching and listen to their commentary while I worked, but recently I’ve been preferring listening to ASMR videos while working.
I’ve found that the ones involving no talking help me be the most productive, the sounds are just so satisfying and before I know it, an hour-long video has played.
I hope this has given you some help when it comes to writers block, breaking through it can be different for everyone, but these are some options you could try.
Had writers block? How do you get through it?
Until next time,
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