Do you know what I would do If you told me to write?
I would first eat food, take a nap, watch a dozen YouTube Videos, mindlessly scroll IG Reels, then go for a walk, and when I am left with no option, I will sit down and write.
I am sure this happens with you as well because it happens with all the writers around the globe.
Writer’s block holds me paralyzed, and my mind can think nothing.
For a long time, I also wanted to get rid of the writer’s blog but didn’t know how to get rid of writer’s block quickly.
As the saying goes.’ Writing is not complicated but sitting down to write is.’
And once you sit down with a topic in mind, another challenge pops up.
On some lucky days, your creative juices flow, and your hands follow.
And magically, there’s a lot written in no time.
I wish that would be the story of every day.
But unfortunately, many times, we sit down to write and can’t even pen down the first line.
And it’s the most frustrating and overwhelming feeling a writer has
But don’t worry!!
I will give you some practical tips to overcome writer’s block and write better.
TIP #1. Just sit down and write
You are not in the mood to write.
But still, write anything you know about the topic even if it’s not in order or not ‘THAT’S GOOD’.
Remember,’ Good writers write a terrible copy and edit it .’
Once you decide and sit down to write a messy first draft, you will get a good idea of what you want to say.
And you can always edit it better after a short break.
TIP #2. Get Organized
Writing is all about clearly explaining what you have in your head.
So the first step to write is to jot down your overall content strategy.
What do you want to achieve?
Time required to achieve it?
And how is this piece of content significant in that long journey?
Once you are clear about this, then start to write.
You can use various apps to make an editorial or content calendar.
Don’t forget to give yourself deadlines.
This will help you to be motivated and organized and stay on track. As a content creator, you need to set clear deadlines, expectations and accountabilities.
Mark my words, it will help you write better and faster content.
TIP #3. Find Your ‘SWEET SPOT’
Have you ever had even a minor burn?
It hurts, right?
You can’t focus on anything else at the moment.
That’s the same with your environment.
A clean and comfortable place to write and think will surely give you a better vibe and a clear-thinking pattern.
If you are too lazy to clean up your room and get things organized, I would request you to please change.
And even research studies suggest the same- Having clean surroundings induce better productivity and creativity.
Make your surroundings clean and comfortable, then sit down to write.
It will help you feel better, get a new focus and start things.
Also, try to switch between places and see your ‘SWEET SPOT’?
Many writers in the past had a specific place where they sat to write.
It can be your neighbourhood park, office desk, roof, or anything.
Having a dedicated space for writing increases your productivity manifolds and help with writer’s block.
TIP #4. Take a break
After you have written your first draft take a break.
Do anything interesting like go out for a walk, listen to your favourite songs, play your favourite sport and come back to the desk after 1 hour.
It’s the best way to refresh your brain and come up with exciting viewpoints.
Do you know: Albert Einstein played the violin when he took a break while solving complex physics problems.
This simple exercise can help you unlock your creativity, come up with fresh ideas and be more productive.
TIP #5. Set realistic goals
New Year has just gone by and you might have taken humongous resolutions.
And yes setting goals is kinda easy but working on them takes such a harsh toll on us that we leave that goal.
So try a different approach this year.
Instead of saying I will write 2 blogs a day say I will sit down and write just a paragraph.
Trick your brain and you won’t realise when you have completed your tasks.
And when you have done them reward yourself for achievements.
This way you will get past frustration and be more patient in achieving the outcome.
TIP #6. Be Creative
We don’t realise it but we follow the same routine every day- the same work, in the same way, the same ‘favourite songs’, the same route to your office.
And this, unfortunately, hinders us from thinking differently.
Our thought process has become too predictable.
Break out of this cage by listening to new content or pro-actively thinking about how to do a task differently.
This will also help you to come up with more creative ideas for your content and get rid of writer’s block.
TIP #7. Reducing Screen Time
I have noticed that whenever I use my devices a lot, then my mind becomes restless, and I am unable to focus or come up with good ideas anymore.
My equation is,’ Screen time is inversely proportional to creative thinking and productivity.’
And that’s precisely the reason you must prefer to write in the morning as your mind is fresh and you can come up with new ideas.
So don’t write when you are entangled in your thoughts after using your devices too much.
So I would advise you to note how much you use your devices and how it affects you?
This will surely help you to get rid of Writer’s Block.
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