4 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block
Writer’s block, we have all been there! It is so frustrating at the time but it can be made easier over time. You could be having a bad day, something bad may have happened in your life, the list goes on. Some days you could just not be able to get the creative juices flowing and your brain taps out for no good reason. Everyone has their own secret recipe for what works for them when dealing with writer’s block. But just in case you’ve encountered your first writer’s block and have no idea how to deal with it, I am going to give you the 4 ways that help me.
Schedule time solely for writing
Set aside time to focus on only writing and ignore your writer’s block. Show up to write the same time every day even if nothing comes from it. Eventually, your body and your brain will show up every day for you as well. Consistently making time for writing at the same time daily will show your brain it has no choice but to write and be productive. That being said, there will still be days when your brains like “Bye Felicia”.
Don’t be so hard on yourself when writer’s block hits!
Don’t be hard on yourself when you hit a writer’s block. Being hard on yourself is only going to make you feel worse about yourself and the situation is frustrating enough as it is. Use this as an opportunity to write literally anything down and be hard on yourself while editing. Editing is when you can be critical, give yourself a free pass before then.
Set deadlines and stick to them!
I find that when I set deadlines for myself, I burn through writing because I know there’s no time to waste. It kind of prevents me from getting writer’s block in a sense because there’s no time for writer’s block. I find if you have a plan and you stick to it, it makes your life a whole lot easier. Check out Monday.com, they have a great blog post on how to never miss deadlines and how to manage your time.
Work on different projects
You might just be bored of what you are working on. If you have different projects that you are working on, mix it up. Work on different things to keep your mind entertained and stimulated. Even if you only do this when you have writer’s block, you may come back to the topic you have a block on with a new fresh perspective and ideas. From what I have heard, this is a major game-changer and it definitely helps me.
Writer’s block isn’t a problem for everyone, but when you do experience it, it is not that fun.
My biggest tip of advice would be to not get too much into your head about it. If everything you have tried fails, just get up from your desk and clear your mind. Maybe fresh air does the trick, a walk around the block or at the park, watching a motivational video, the list goes on. Find the thing that helps you to combat your writers block and hold onto it forever.
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