Even the best writers can eventually run into the issue of writer’s block. Sometimes, you just need a little help thinking of an idea and getting started; other times, you can lack creativity and new ideas for a more prolonged period of time. Whatever the case may be, writer’s block can be extremely frustrating.
If you are suffering from writer’s block right now, here are some 3 tips to help you refocus your energy to allow creativity to flow.
Take a Break
Although you might feel the desire to push yourself to continue writing and might feel pressure to meet a deadline, sitting at your computer or notebook feeling frustrated will not help, and will likely make you less productive overall. Knowing when to take a break can be important. Try to do something enjoyable, eat a snack, speak to a friend or roommate, or do anything that will get you away from your work for a short period of time to help ease stress and clear out your brain, so new ideas can flow. Give your body a break from sitting in an uncomfortable desk chair, which is likely hurting your posture and causing pain. Serious back pain caused by repetitive or prolonged uncomfortable or straining movements can be treated using stem cell therapy at clinics like ThriveMD.
A great way to spend a break is outside, taking a walk or maybe sitting in the park. Getting some fresh air is a great way to relieve stress, and moving your body on a walk or jog (even a short one around your neighborhood) can help get your creative juices flowing. Try having lunch outside or even stepping out for just a moment if you are pressed for time. Spending an allotted amount of time outside each day, even if it’s not much, can help keep your mind sharp and prevent writer’s block from occurring in the first place.
Call a Friend
Writer’s block can often be caused or worsened by being stuck inside our own heads, especially once we realize we are lacking in ideas and get frustrated with ourselves. One of the easiest ways to fix this is to call a friend and chat for a while. Try speaking about something other than your work before asking for any advice or ranting about your writers’ block, as taking your mind off the subject and speaking freely about another topic can help the gears in your brain start turning, and just might help you think of a new idea.
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