Writer’s Block is a real thing that happens to us all no matter how much we love to write. The whole reason I created a running list of blog titles and ideas is so that I could have an idea to work on when I experience my own writer’s block.
Writer’s Block can occur for a number of reasons, but when it happens to me it’s usually because I haven’t stopped for a moment to regroup and let my mind catch a break. All of that said, I’m sharing 5 of Ways to Beat Writer’s Block.
Go Outside or Take A Walk
Honestly this is my favorite way to beat writer’s block. I love sitting outside and just listening. No music, no TV, there aren’t usually too many cars passing by, just submerging myself into nature. I get so many ideas and thoughts and being outside is where God personally speaks a lot to me. I don’t have an office or anything at this moment so for me environment change is very important. The next time you’re experiencing writer’s block, go outside for a little bit.
Free writing is such a good way to beat writer’s block. I feel like I’m a journal pusher. I encourage so many people to journal and whether or not they choose to is up to them, but journaling is a great way to get things OUT of your head. A lot of us have all of these ideas, but we don’t write them down. Free writing is a way to just write whatever comes to mind without thinking about it or trying to organize it or break it down, just write.
I love a good quote as much as the next person. I also love Pinterest as much as the next person and I have a great quote board. Quotes are good for beating writer’s block because they give you a bit of your confidence back. Quotes can remind you of your why and give you the courage to push through instead of give up. We all need a little inspiration every now and then.
Play A Game
Work Hard, Play Hard. Whenever I’m experiencing bad writer’s block and I need to do something absolutely unrelated to social media, I play a game. My game of choice is the Sims 4. Your game might be Fortnite or Candy Crush. Games allow us to be in that childlike mindset again, meaning nothing and nobody can stop us from believing and living life in a way that is beyond reality.
Listen to Instrumentals
As much as I love music and the lyrics that artist pour out, there is nothing quite like instrumentals. Instrumentals help me with writer’s block, inspiration block, it helps more than I actually admit. Lyrics are words that are fed to us, we sing them, repeat them and start to take them on, even though it’s “just a song”. Listening to instrumentals taught me not to rely on the need for lyrics. Getting quiet can be a scary place for some, but often times it’s extremely necessary. Jazz, House Music, whatever you decide, I challenge you to listen to something without words and see how it makes you feel.
I hope these helped you! There are a number of ways to beat writer’s block, but these have been my staples. Let me know what you all do to beat writer’s block in the comments!