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Have you ever suffered from a case of writer‘s block? You keep pounding away at the keys hoping that a topic will come to mind. You keep writing and writing the same post over and over again, but you just can’t seem to get it right.
I think we’ve all been there. Whether you are a blogger, author or a student writing a paper for English class, writer’s block doesn’t discriminate.
It seems like the more you try to write the more frustrated you become. The good thing is that there are a few simple tricks to help you overcome writer’s block.
1. Walk Away
If you’ve been working on a blog post a few hours or days and aren’t getting anywhere your best bet is to walk away for a little while.
Get up from the computer and continue on with the rest of your day. Who knows maybe inspiration will strike you while your out grocery shopping.
Get out the house and walk around the neighborhood or go to the gym an do a quick workout. The exercise will get your blood pumping and release endorphins that can help boost your mood.
3. Change Locations
Sometimes you just need to change your surrounding to find inspiration. If you’ve been working in the house all day take your computer and go outside or go to a cafe.
4. Listen to Music
When I was in college I did my best work when I was listening to music. I would just put on my headphones, crank up the volume and just zone out. It was just me, my tunes and whatever it was I was studying that night.
5. Read A Book
Take a few minutes and sit down with your favorite book. Get lost in the story for a little while.
Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. It is a great way to relieve stress and get your creative”juices” flowing again. Don’t worry they have coloring books for adults.
Step away from whatever it is your writing and take some time to play. Whether you play with your kids, play a video game, or a card game. Go out and have some fun for a little bit.
8. Take a Shower/ Bath
Sometimes the best ideas come when you’re relaxing in the shower or tub. In my opinion there is nothing better than a hot shower to calm your mind.
9. Eat a Snack
Thinking uses a lot of energy. Take a time out and refuel your brain with a healthy snack.
Writer’s block can cause you to become stressed and unable to think. When you get frustrated take time to step away from the computer and relax. It will help you refocus and get you back on the right track.
Do you have a special technique that you use to overcome writer’s block? I’d love to hear it. Please feel free to share it in the comment section.
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Until Next Time,
The Crafty Afro