Writer’s Block: 10 Simple Things You Can Do to Deal With the Dreaded Writer’s Block

Stuck?

Do not know how to get your hands and brain to get going on your writing?

The dreaded “Writer’s Block” can sometimes overwhelm you and leave you unproductive but there must be no way you can let the phenomenon leave you unproductive.

There are two main reasons why it is smart to find ways to rid of the writer’s block. One, no good write-up means no money. And two, being stuck with the writer’s block can last years, mind you.

Thing is, there are always ways to fight the block off! And here are 10 simple things you can do to deal with the writer’s block.

Snooze. One common cause of the writer’s block is the fact that your brain and body is just so tired to pull up anything. A 30-minute snooze or nap should be good to freshen you up. But if you can afford it, then get a good sleep.

Meditate. Take a couple of minutes to close your eyes and focus on something. Meditation is a good brain-stimulant. You do not have to focus on your topic. As a matter of fact, it is better to get your mind out of it for this while. Better yet, enroll in a yoga class. Each session should loose the everyday writing tension and should freshen you up.

Exercise. Being sedentary causes a lot of tension and pressure. Shake em lose! Run, jump, dance! Exercise stimulates circulation and a circulation enhances body and mind functions. With all the negative nerves shook up, your mind should be able to pull-out better stuffs for you.

Read. A good writer is a better reader. One reason for being stuck at a writing session is the fact that you have got little info on your topic or subject. Never compromise the quality of your writing because you are beating the time. Take time to read about it. The more you’ll learn, the more you’ll be enthusiastic about getting it written and done.

Play. Whether you play with your dogs or whether you play with your own creativity. It doesn’t matter so long as you get to have something that gets your mind off of the writing pressure. Playing with colors as in finger painting or simply scribbling some colorful figures is a good pressure and tension outlet. Pets have their soothing wonders too.

Eat. Maybe you are just too hungry to focus on your writing. Never hesitate to grab a bite. Perhaps you can nibble on nuts. Not only will these nibblies shoo away your boredom, they also have got brain stimulants that will get your brain working.

Write. No better antidote for the writer’s block than to write. It doesn’t have to be directly on your topic especially that you are yet on your mark. You can scribble or write about just anything that would pop on your mind. If you do have a blog then, you can write about your dose of the writer’s block. Or you can sign-up on sites and communities that offer some really surprising daily writing ideas that will get you warmed up. And above all, make it a habit to write each day. Writing is a process of endless learning. Getting used to it should make writing as enjoyable each time.

Above all, don’t be hard on yourself. Have a break. Even a soulless car needs some overhauling. Never forget to reward yourself for a job well-done. Each write-up is worth a pat on the shoulder.

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Credits:

LolCats for the photo

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~ by Qat on March 31, 2011.

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