Getting Over Writer’s Block – Here’s What to Do
We’ve all faced it at some point in time or the other, and it usually arrives unannounced! We are talking about that unproductive period of content writing low, also popularly referred to as ‘writer’s block‘, when however much you try; you are just not able to write.
On some occasions, the problem becomes so severe that the mere thought of sitting down in front of the computer and producing something marvelous is entirely unappealing and even stifling.
What follows next are several days of procrastination when all you end up doing is putting off your writing task and instead, opting for insignificant activities to kill time.
EASY STEPS TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK
Remember, when you start to feel overwhelmed or upset, just breathe and tell yourself – this too shall pass.
Here are easy steps you can follow to glide through writer’s block and get back to producing incredible content –
Spend Some Quality Time Reading
Visit the library or your preferred book-store and get yourself a nice book or a magazine that you have wanted to read for a long time.
Take a break from routine and try doing something different. Go for a walk, listen to your favourite music or catch a play. The aim is to rejuvenate yourself by doing something you enjoy.
Go Over Your Previous Work for Inspiration
Spend some time going over your past work such as articles, stories or content that you have previously written. As you go through your past portfolio of work, you will gain some much-needed inspiration.
Tell yourself, “I did it before, I can do it again.”
Read Tutorials, How to and Inspirational Articles
Get on the net and visit websites that provide a good collection of well written and informative articles on how to improve your writing skills.
Bring in Something New
A little change is sometimes all that is needed to get your creative juices flowing once again. For a change, shut down your laptop and start putting down words on paper.
Instead of working at your desk, try sitting down on your garden bench. You might just feel the difference in your chain of thoughts and write something that is worthwhile.
Go Over Your To-Do List
If you’re like me, you’ll probably have a list of things that you have lined up for yourself to finish during the week.
These can include sending follow-up emails to prospective clients, writing and scheduling blog posts, leaving comments on other blog posts, interacting with writers on forums, and writing articles, etc.
Finish off these tasks now. You never know – the time you spend on research may actually trigger some great ideas.
If any of these tips have helped you, feel free to share your feedback with us in the comments section below.