The most annoying thing that can happen to anybody who writes anything is writers block. We have all been there. Itching to post something new but having zero ideas. It’s the most frustrating thing isn’t it? You can kind of send yourself crazy forcing yourself to get out of it, but sometimes that can actually make it worse. I have some tips that im going to share with you today that will hopefully help in combatting the dreaded writers block!
This tip seems very obvious but its so necessary. The best way for me to overcome writers block is to take a step back and take some time off writing. It could be that your brain just doesn’t want to do anymore work. You’ve overloaded it with too much and it just needs a rest. So take the rest, de-stress yourself and come back when you feel relaxed and ready.
LISTEN TO MUSIC
If you are a music lover like me then you know how beneficial music can be for many things. Add it to your self care list for the day – Take 5 minutes out and listen to some music. It’s such a great distraction when you get into a writing funk. Take some time off and put your favourite music on and let the thoughts and ideas flow.
Get rid of your phone, or remove the fluffy dog that takes your attention (I know its sad to do, but sometimes you have to) or even move yourself out of a distracting place. Whatever it is that takes your time and attention away from writing, get rid of it. Writers block is a great excuse to pick up your phone and have a 5 minute scroll through Instagram. Thats what writers block wants, it wants you distracted!
Take out some paper, create some diagrams with ideas you have and let your thoughts flow from there. Seeing things on paper can be such a great way to visualise what it is you want to write about. A lot of the time it’s not that you don’t want to write, you have ideas but you just don’t know how to execute them. Well a brainstorm can help so much with this, you might even come up with new ideas you didn’t think of before!
GO ON A WALK
Theres nothing like some fresh air to re-set your brain. Even if its just a short walk around your neighbourhood, let what you see inspire you. Its so important to get outside from time to time in order for your brain to re-set and re-charge. Doing this will not only help to combat your writers block but it will make you happier too, and I feel like you need to be in a good mood to be able to really write your best.
LOOK AT PICTURES
Sometimes I pick my feature image for my blog posts first before I even know exactly what I’m going to write. I have found that doing this makes me even more excited about what I’ll be publishing. I’m the kind of person that loves the final outcome of something. I love planning how things will be positioned, what images and headings I will use before I even have the writing finished. So doing it sort of backwards helps me get even more creative.
What do you do when you suffer from writers block? Share some of your tips below with us!
I hope this was helpful and could be of some help to those currently going through the dreaded writers block time! Olivia x